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Mindful Writing Workshop Series

February 18, March 18 & April 15, 2019, 6:30-8:30pm

At the Vermont College of Fine Arts

These workshops are open to all and perfect for those who want to bring fresh awareness to their writing and have fun in the process. We’ll learn basic mindfulness practices, including walking meditation outside (weather permitting), then delve into writing sessions, using simple techniques to bring awareness to our experience as we write.

Expect to leave with new tools under your belt, the beginnings of fresh creative work, and the experience of being part of a supportive writing community. Bring a notebook and a favorite pen (laptops can be accommodated upon request). 

Sliding scale rates available to make the class accessible to all.


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Wild Minds: Read Like A Writer Book Group

Thursdays, Feburary 28, April 4 & May 2, 2019, 6:30-8:00pm

At the Vermont College of Fine Arts

What makes a book you can’t put down? In this fun monthly book group, you’ll dig deeply into texts and find the craft tools writers use to construct their stories. We’ll focus on a different novel or memoir each month, with discussion questions designed to help you identify craft techniques that will strengthen your own writing while developing the skills to “read like a writer” on your own.

The book for May is A Mercy, by Toni Morrison. Once you’ve registered, please purchase the book and begin reading! Note: Each class can be registered as a standalone or as many as you’d like to attend.


Sliding scale rates available to make the class accessible to all.


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Fun with Forms Poetry Workshop

saturday, April 20, 2019

10:00am-12:00pm

At the Vermont College of Fine Arts, in partnership with Poem City

What is poetic form and why might we use it? Sonnets, haikus and villanelles are just a few of the hundreds of poetic forms that some writers use to add structure, rhythm and musicality to their poems. Form may seem intimidating, but it can be a way to find freedom, innovation and playfulness with our writing. In this workshop, we’ll read poems in various forms, then play with fun and easy forms in our own writing, including the abecedarian, the “telephone number poem” and the cinquain. All levels of experience are welcome! This free workshop is offered in partnership with Poem City. Please bring paper and a pen.

Free. Ages 15 and up. Class size limited to 12 students.