Events

 
 
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
$90 early-bird pricing ends 28 February 2018!
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
Click here to download the Writers’ Retreat registration flyer

 
 
Brooks Library

Get Started on Your Marketing Plan Workshop

*DATE TBD*
FREE
Brooks Memorial Library
224 Main Street
Brattleboro, VT 05301
802-254-5290
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

 
 
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Five-Day Sharing Our Stories Memoir Workshop

Traditions Week 3
8-13 July 2017, 9-10:15 am
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 tell ours in memoirs we compose and then share. After looking at different kinds of memoirs, we’ll discuss how to get started and then transform our experiences into stories that will touch others. Bring to the workshop whatever materials you’ll need to begin writing.

Sign up for individual week-long workshops or the whole week of classes, concerts, dances and other activities in the traditional roots-based arts.
Common Ground on the Hill Website

 
 
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Memoir Workshop

Saturday 14 July 2018, 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Montgomery Chapter of the Maryland Writers’ Association
Mid-County Community Rec Center
2004 Queensguard Road
Silver Spring, MD 20906
In this one-hour workshop, appropriate for both novice and experienced writers, we’ll look at what a memoir is, why you might want to write one, and how to go about it.

All meetings are open to the public and free to MWA members and first-time guests. All others may pay $5.00. Annual dues to MWA are $40.00 and include other benefits on top of monthly attendance.
MWA Montgomery website

 
 
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Creative Nonfiction Workshop

Wednesday, 18 July 2018, 7:00-8:30 pm–NEW DATE
Annapolis Chapter of the Maryland Writers’ Association
Maryland Hall, Room 205
801 Chase Street
Annapolis, MD 21401
Some of the best writing today falls within the realm of creative nonfiction. Lee Gutkind defines this popular genre, which includes memoir and literary journalism, as “true stories well told.” We’ll talk about what sets creative nonfiction apart from the familiar fiction and nonfiction categories and cover the basics to get you started writing your own creative nonfiction piece.

All meetings are open to the public and free to MWA members and first-time guests. All others may pay $5.00. Annual dues to MWA are $40.00 and include other benefits on top of monthly attendance.
MWA Annapolis website

 
 

ONGOING EVENTS

 
 
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Putney Poetry Discussion Group

First Mondays–NEW DATE
6 – 8 p.m.
Antidote Books
120 Main Street
Putney, VT
Free
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 April 9 is Marianne Moore. 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.