Creative Writing for Seniors

Due to popular demand, we are offering another series of Creative Writing For Seniors, on Thursdays from March 1, 8, 15, and 22, from 2:30 – 4pm.  

This class will be taught by author, artist, educator, and social activist Maureen McNeil. Maureen has created writing programs for NYC public school students, US prisoners, seniors, veterans, and families of 9/11 victims. She believes that everyone’s story is needed to help solve the problems of the world. Maureen is also author of the recently published Dear Red: The Lost Diary of Marilyn Monroe and Red Hook Stories.

The class will focus on discovering the power of the inner self through the practice of daily writing. Students will explore memories, sensory observation, dreams, autobiography, fiction, and poetry. Each week, Maureen will share the work of one inspiring writer who broke through social barriers and connected with the community. Seniors will be asked to share a selection of their work. All levels of writers are welcome. Copies of the zine published with students’ work from the fall classes are available at the library and on the library’s website. A final celebration of student writing will be held in the library.  

The class is free and open to the public and is wheelchair accessible. Registration is limited, and is on a first come/first serve basis. To register, please visit the front desk at the Hudson Area Library, call 518.828.1792 x101, or email



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