Round Pond

Time to Write Writers’ Retreat

Friday 21 September to Sunday 23 September 2018
Pinewoods Camp, Inc.
80 Cornish Field Road
Plymouth, MA 02360
$110 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.
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Brooks Library

Get Started on Your Marketing Plan Workshop

15 September 2018, 11 am – 1 pm
Brooks Memorial Library
224 Main Street
Brattleboro, VT 05301
In today’s volatile business environment, every entrepreneur must develop marketing skills. The first step is to develop your marketing plan. In this workshop, small business owner and award-winning writer Barbara Morrison will help you get started on your marketing plan. Beginning with the three questions you must first answer to guide your marketing strategy, we will look at the marketing tools that work today and discuss the pros and cons of different promotional strategies. You will come away with the start of an effective marketing plan.
Brooks Library Website

Statue at Brooks

Free Eight-Week Creative Writing Course

Saturdays 3-5 p.m.
20 October – 8 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 workshop is for you.
For more information, contact Brooks Library


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–NEW DATE
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.

The poet for 2 July is Edwin Rolfe. 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.