Statue at Brooks

Free Eight-Week Creative Writing Course

Saturdays 3-5 p.m.
2 March – 27 April 2019 (no class 30 March)
Brooks Library
224 Main Street
Brattleboro, VT 05301
We all love stories, whether we encounter them in novels, memoirs, personal essays, films, or our best friend’s anecdotes. However, it can be hard to describe why a particular story works or doesn’t work. This course—appropriate for both beginning and experienced writers—will help you better understand and appreciate how a story is put together and give you the tools to create your own. Using exercises and guided writing sprints, we will explore techniques used in creative writing and practice applying them. There will be opportunities to critique each other’s work using guidelines that inspire constructive and positive suggestions. If you want to understand or review the fundamentals of creative writing, this course is for you. Register today at Brooks Library for this free course: 802-254-5290 or

Round Pond

Time to Write Writers’ Retreat

Friday 20 September to Sunday 22 September 2019
Pinewoods Camp, Inc.
80 Cornish Field Road
Plymouth, MA 02360
$160 includes meals and lodging. Register by 2/28/2019 for Early Bird Pricing $130.

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.
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Click here to download the Writers’ Retreat registration flyer




Poetry Discussion Group

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.