Adult Writing Workshops Offered in Philipstown

Two workshops at Butterfield Library and Rec Center

The Butterfield Library and Philipstown Recreation Center will offer two adult writing workshops starting in the new year, designed to help everyone discover their writing voice and tell their stories, whether they stem from imagination or memory.

The writing workshop is for those who have always wanted to write but think they’re not writers and for writers who need encouragement/inspiration, are blocked or don’t know how to move forward, want to hone their craft or want to explore stories for 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 and props) to spark writers’ creative voices. All the participants need is pen and paper. Wallach is a former editor at Random House and a published author, and she has ghostwritten for Holt Henry Books for Young Readers and Temple University Press.

There are two workshops. One meets on Monday nights, starting Jan. 12 and running for six weeks until March 2 (with no meetings on Jan. 19 or Feb. 16) from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Butterfield Library in Cold Spring. The cost is $120 and is limited to seven participants. Preregistration is required. To register or for more information, email [email protected]

The other workshop meets on Tuesday nights, starting Jan. 13 and running for six weeks from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Philipstown Recreation Center. Register through the Rec Center by calling 845-424-4618.

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