The virtual, four-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 as 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, March 10 – 31, 2:30 – 4pm
Location: Virtual via Zoom
Registration: Space is limited. To register and receive the Zoom link, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Maureen McNeil is a writer, artist and activist based in Brooklyn and upstate New York. Her story, A Strange Breathless Stunt, was a finalist for the 2021 Tiferet Fiction Prize and Cooper and Corinna won second place for the 2021 Barry Lopez Nonfiction Prize. The first novel in a trilogy, Anna Magdalena, is due out in May. McNeil is published in literary journals and blogs. She lectures, designs and teaches writing workshops in partnership with arts and cultural organizations, such as Anne Frank Center for Mutual Respect, PEN America, Prison Public Memory Project, Yad Vashem, the Morgan Library, Woodstock Day School and the Hudson Area Library.