Creative Writing with Maureen McNeil: Fall Session

Description: The virtual, six-week Creative Writing Workshop is designed for participants of all levels, ages and backgrounds. Participants will be asked to share one page of writing each week: fiction, nonfiction, a journal entry or poetry. Writing assignments will focus on practicing innate storytelling skills such using our five senses, imagination, memory, emotions and intuition. We will ask essential questions about creative awareness, developing a personal language, targeting an audience, point of view, how to develop characters, and the importance of the editing process.

Date/Time: Thursdays, September 30 – November 4, 2:30-4pm via Zoom

Registration: Limited space is available. To sign up, email or call 518-828-1792 x101.

Maureen McNeil worked in NYC publishing and the arts and culture nonprofit sector. McNeil is a finalist for the 2021 Tiferet Fiction Prize. She has two books, Red Hook Stories, about the Brooklyn neighborhood in the 1990s, and Dear Red: The Lost Diary of Marilyn Monroe, A Work of Fiction. Her stories and poetry have appeared in The Literary Review, Mothering Magazine, Woodstock Journal, Home Planet News, Oxalis, Black Bear Review, Puget Sound Quarterly, Rhino Manhattan Poetry Review, and Amagansett Press, and Chroma Press. Blogs have been published in Ms. MagazineWomen’s eNews and Claverack Advisory Group. As a writing instructor, she has taught at the Woodstock Day School, NYC schools, Girls Write Now, and in partnership with PEN America, The Anne Frank Center, the Prison Public Memory Project, and United Nations workshops. McNeil has lectured on writing at Yad Vashem, Skidmore College, and the Morgan Library, among other venues.