Writing Workshops for Adults Begin Sept. 8 and 9

Meet at Butterfield Library and Philipstown Rec

Everyone has their own voice and stories to tell, whether the stories stem from imagination or memory. This is your writing workshop if you: always wanted to write but think you’re not a writer; are a writer and need encouragement/inspiration; don’t know how to move forward; want to hone your craft; want to explore personal memoir.

Using the Amherst Writers and Artists method, Susan Wallach provides a safe and encouraging atmosphere to write, using prompts (evocative prose, poetry, photos, props) to spark creative voice. Explore and take risks in your writing. All you need is pen and paper to write in the workshop.

There are two six-week workshops. One meets Mondays from 7 to 9 p.m., from Sept. 8 through Oct. 13, at Butterfield Library in Cold Spring. Cost is $120, and is limited to eight participants. You must pre-register. To register — or if you have questions — email [email protected]. The other workshop meets Tuesdays from 7 to 9 p.m., from Sept. 9 through Oct. 14, at Philipstown Recreation Center. Register through the Rec Center at 845-424-4618.

Wallach, an accredited leader of the Amherst Writers and Artists method, was an editor at Random House, and is a published author. Writing projects include ghostwriting for Holt Henry Books for Young Readers and Temple University Press.

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