Classes & Workshops

These Classes & Workshops are happening from today, forward.

Poems Speak: Sound Out!

April 27, 2017
Instructor(s): Marna Rossi

Do you enjoy performance poetry? Enliven your audience with a dazzling, audacious, or lyrical performance! You will have a chance to read your own poems and those of others as… View More »

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Intersections: A Close Look at How History & Culture Shape Our Identity, and How Experience & Imagination Allow Us to Make Sense of This Life

April 29, 2017
Instructor(s): M.J. Iuppa

This is a generative writing workshop. Participants will use free-writing exercises, revision, and in-depth feedback as tools to create creative nonfiction and poetry. Using professional models, the workshop will explore… View More »

Comedy Improvisation

May 01, 2017
Instructor(s): Megan Mack

If you enjoy the television show Whose Line Is It Anyway? this class is for you! You’ll learn the fundamentals of improvisation, including “yes, and,” teamwork, and developing a sense… View More »


Thinking About the Next Phase of Life

May 01, 2017
Instructor(s): Kathleen Fraser

A three-part workshop for widows, widowers, divorced individuals, and others who have lost a long-term life partner. This interactive group will use short writing exercises, at-home writing assignments, readings, and… View More »

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Book Year: Memoir (application only)

May 02, 2017
Instructor(s): Gail Hosking

Dates: May 2, 2017 – May 1, 2018 Meets Bi-weekly You have an important story about your life that you need to tell and this class will help you tell… View More »

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Fictionalize This!

May 03, 2017
Instructor(s): Christopher Dehon

Make the step from journaling or story-telling to writing fiction. In this four-week class, students will learn how to transform material from their own lives into publishable short/flash fiction. There… View More »

Getting Started With Children’s Books, Part Two

May 06, 2017
Instructor(s): Will Hubbell

Have you written a children’s book? Are you considering writing one? Children’s author and illustrator Will Hubbell provides three hours of essential information on getting published for aspiring children’s authors.… View More »

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Caregivers Journaling Group (In collaboration with the Alzheimer’s Association) (New!)

May 10, 2017
Instructor(s): Carol D’Agostino

Leave your dementia caregiving responsibilities at the door! Join us for a change of pace as we explore pop-culture memories. Is there a catchy jingle from a childhood commercial you… View More »

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Shaping Your Story

May 13, 2017
Instructor(s): Martin Naparsteck

Most writers who have thought about how to write have focused on style or subject, but they also need to think about shape. This workshop will discuss the classic beginning/middle/end… View More »

Mother Wolf Writing Retreat: Manifest the Magic of Your True Writing Self

May 13, 2017
Instructor(s): Nina Alvarez Tracy Cretelle Christine Green Mary Monroe Jennifer Years

Do you long to call forth a wilder, bolder, more natural creative self?   This Mother’s Day weekend, join like-minded women in the hills of Bristol, NY for a life-changing,… View More »