Statue at Brooks

Free Eight-Week Creative Writing Course

Saturdays 3-5 p.m.
20 October – 15 December 2018
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 readings 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
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Looking Out, Looking In: Middle Class Perspectives

Wednesday 31 October 2018, Time TBD
Multi-Speaker Program: The Middle Class
Odyssey, Johns Hopkins University
Homewood Campus
3400 N. Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21218
How do members of the American middle class see themselves and others? How much is our sense of class internalized, and how much is it determined by outside factors, such as our job or income or culture? How do people in the U.S. move between classes? Drawing on literature, social psychology, and personal experience, this lesson examines middle class perspectives and frames of reference.
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Putney Poetry Discussion Group

First Mondays
6 – 8 p.m.
Antidote Books
120 Main Street
Putney, VT
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.