Statue at Brooks

Reading and Writing Workshops

The three remaining workshops (3/14, 3/21, and 4/4) are postponed and will be rescheduled later. Stay safe, everyone!

Saturdays 3-5 p.m.
7. 14 & 21 March, 4 April 2020
Brooks Library
224 Main Street
Brattleboro, VT 05301
March 7 Thoughtful Reading:
March 14 Writing Dramatic Scenes:
March 21 Building a Strong Story Structure:
April 4 Revision: Opening the Door:

Sponsored by the Friends of Brooks Memorial Library.


CANCELED! Building a Strong Story Structure

Thursday 26 March 2020, 7-9 pm
Baltimore Chapter of the Maryland Writers’ Association
Cockeysville Recreation Center
9836 Greenside Drive
Cockeysville, MD 21030


The conference has been postponed and will be rescheduled later. Stay safe, everyone!

Write Your Nonfiction Book Proposal

From Brain to Bookshelf: Maryland Writer’s Association Conference
Maryland Writers’ Association
Saturday, March 28 2020, time TBD
Marriott Hotel and Conference Center
College Park, MD

MWA Conference website for more information & registration


Five-Day Life Writing Workshop

Traditions Week 1
28 June – 3 July 2020, Time TBD
Common Ground on the Hill
McDaniel College
Westminster, MD 21157
We all have stories to tell. In this workshop, appropriate for both novice and experienced writers, we’ll practice telling ours in journals, memoirs, personal essays and other forms of life writing. After looking at examples, we’ll discuss how to get started and then begin transforming our experiences into stories that will preserve memories and touch others.

Sign up for individual week-long workshops or the whole week of classes, concerts, dances and other activities in the traditional roots-based arts. Registration won’t open until the end of February or beginning of March; when it does you can get more information and register here.

Round Pond

Time to Write Writers’ Retreat

Thursday 17 September to Sunday 20 September 2020
Pinewoods Camp, Inc.
80 Cornish Field Road
Plymouth, MA 02360
$200 includes meals and lodging.

Join us for a weekend of writing in the woods. You’ll have opportunities to critique each other’s work using guidelines that inspire constructive and positive suggestions. Evenings might include readings and games in front of the fire. Most of all, you will have plenty of time to write. Pinewoods is a beautiful rustic camp located in a 25-acre pine and beech forest between Long Pond and Round Pond in Plymouth, Massachusetts. Its cabins are mostly double occupancy with nearby modern toilets and showers. There are lots of trails for walking, two ponds for swimming, and the whisper of pine trees to inspire you.
Download attached pdf for more information & registration.TTW 2020 Retreat flyer-2 page




Poetry Discussion Group

April’s meeting canceled!

First Saturdays
12 – 2 p.m.
Brooks Memorial Library
224 Main Street
Brattleboro, VT 05301
Each month we will meet to read and discuss the work of a poet. Open to all. No experience or preparation necessary. Copies of the poems are available. These casual discussions are a great way to expand your knowledge of and appreciation for poetry. Come and help us choose next month’s poet.

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Weekly Writing Prompt Service

Having trouble getting started? Need a deadline to motivate you? Sign up for Time to Write’s weekly writing prompt service and award-winning writer and teacher Barbara Morrison will email you a writing prompt every Friday. That gives you a week to respond to the prompt in any genre you desire: fiction, poetry, memoir, essay, etc. For an additional fee, email your work to Barbara by the following Thursday and she will send you a critique of your piece.
Prompt only: $5/month
Prompt and critique: $20/month. Sign up for a year and get one month free.