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This class will help you create rich first drafts in any genre.  Learn to write "in the moment" either in response to exercises or on works-in progress. Works can be read aloud for responses as careful listeners rather than competitors or critics.  Writers of all ages and experience levels are welcome.

200002

Instructor : Marian Calabro 

Tuition: $79.00

Schedule : Weekly - Tue 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM; 4 sessions; starting 3/28/2017, ending 4/25/2017 ; Class Skip Dates : (No class on 4/11/2017)

Location : Montclair, New Jersey Center for Healthy Living Location : 
  Montclair, New Jersey Center for Healthy Living.

Materials Cost: $0.00

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Great characters make great stories. Sherlock Holmes, To Kill a Mockingbird, and even The Hunger Games are stories that come to life because of their memorable main characters. In this class, we’ll explore the art of bringing characters to life, and we’ll learn techniques for creating authentic characters that your readers won’t soon forget.

200103

Instructor : Kathleen Bartlett 

Tuition: $59.00

Schedule : Weekly - Wed 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM; 3 sessions; starting 5/31/2017, ending 6/14/2017

Location : Montclair, MPL - Main Location : 
  Montclair, MPL - Main.

Materials Cost: $0.00

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Available 5/1/2017


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Portraits, landscapes, and other visual artwork can inspire and deepen your creative writing in new and unexpected ways. Join us at the Montclair Museum of Art to engage in the ancient practice of narrating and reflecting on the action and details in specific works of art to create your own meaning.   

200118

Instructor : Barbara Krasner 

Tuition: $45.00

Schedule : Weekly - Wed 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM; 3 sessions; starting 4/26/2017, ending 5/10/2017

Location : Montclair, Montclair Art Museum Location : 
  Montclair, Montclair Art Museum.

Materials Cost: $10.00

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Photographs capture memories but they can also be a surprising source for fiction and storytelling. Bring one personal photograph of people in your life and learn how to make the image the center of a story that only you can tell. Writing prompts  and other exercises will spark your creativity and get you writing right away.

200115

Instructor : Katinka Neuhof 

Tuition: $99.00

Schedule : Weekly - Mon 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM; 5 sessions; starting 5/15/2017, ending 6/19/2017 ; Class Skip Dates : (No class on 5/29/2017)

Location : Montclair, MPL - Main Location : 
  Montclair, MPL - Main.

Materials Cost: $0.00

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Available 5/1/2017


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An in-depth review of common grammar errors such as verb confusion, pronoun agreement issues, and misused words and how to fix them.

200121

Instructor : Kathleen Bartlett 

Tuition: $25.00

Schedule : Weekly - Wed 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM; starting 6/7/2017, ending 6/7/2017

Location : Montclair, MPL - Main Location : 
  Montclair, MPL - Main.

Materials Cost: $0.00

Available 5/1/2017


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Regardless of your age, everyone has a lifetime's worth of experiences that can fuel great memoirs, short stories, and novels.  Through a unique life-writing exercise, we'll begin mining this gold.  You'll leave with a notebook full of inspiration.

200111

Instructor : Marian Calabro 

Tuition: $25.00

Schedule : Weekly - Tue 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM; starting 6/20/2017, ending 6/20/2017

Location : Montclair, MPL - Main Location : 
  Montclair, MPL - Main.

Materials Cost: $0.00

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We store our memories like movies and photographs. We revisit them time and again, trying to make sense of our lives. To construct a memoir, we need to draw out these memories and get them on the page. This memoir-writing workshop will provide the supportive environment you need to start a memoir from scratch or to take your work-in-progress to the next level.

200092

Instructor : Kathleen Bartlett 

Tuition: $95.00

Schedule : Weekly - Mon 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM; 5 sessions; starting 3/27/2017, ending 5/1/2017 ; Class Skip Dates : (No class on 4/10/2017)

Location : Montclair, MPL - Main Location : 
  Montclair, MPL - Main.

Materials Cost: $0.00

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Discover how contemporary poems can act as prompts to inspire your own writing. Use imagery, language or theme of the model as a springboard to generate poems. Share and discuss members' writing. All students welcome, both new and experienced poets.

200101

Instructor : Laura Freedgood 

Tuition: $59.00

Schedule : Weekly - Wed 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM; 4 sessions; starting 4/19/2017, ending 5/10/2017

Location : Montclair, MPL - Main Location : 
  Montclair, MPL - Main.

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Get the whole publishing picture in one quick but intensive sitting.  Explore the three current paths to book publishing (mainstream, print/ebook on demand, and true self-publishing).  We'll also discuss literary agents, the use of outside editors, and more.  There will be plenty of time for Q&A and discussion of individual projects.

200113

Instructor : Marian Calabro 

Tuition: $25.00

Schedule : Weekly - Wed 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM; starting 4/26/2017, ending 4/26/2017

Location : Montclair, MPL - Main Location : 
  Montclair, MPL - Main.

Materials Cost: $0.00



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Looking for a unique way to bring writing into your life? Spine Poetry is a fun and fruitful way to break through the challenges of creative expression. In this 2-hour workshop, we’ll peruse the library shelves for our inspiration, finding titles and arranging them to make lines of verse, then sharing our poems and creating a digital catalog of our creations. This is a great new way for you and your family to rediscover the potential of your local library, bookstore, and even the bookshelves in your own home!

200119

Instructor : Amy Tingle & Maya Stein 

Tuition: $25.00

Schedule : Weekly - Wed 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM; starting 5/3/2017, ending 5/3/2017

Location : Montclair, MPL - Bellevue Branch Location : 
  Montclair, MPL - Bellevue Branch.

Materials Cost: $0.00



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An in-depth review of the use of commas, apostrophes, quotation marks, semi-colons, colons, dashes and parentheses.

200120

Instructor : Kathleen Bartlett 

Tuition: $25.00

Schedule : Weekly - Wed 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM; starting 5/31/2017, ending 5/31/2017

Location : Montclair, MPL - Main Location : 
  Montclair, MPL - Main.

Materials Cost: $0.00

Available 5/1/2017


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An in-depth review of sentence construction errors such as run-ons, fragments, comma splices, and modifier errors and how to avoid them.

200122

Instructor : Kathleen Bartlett 

Tuition: $25.00

Schedule : Weekly - Wed 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM; starting 6/14/2017, ending 6/14/2017

Location : Montclair, MPL - Main Location : 
  Montclair, MPL - Main.

Materials Cost: $0.00

Available 5/1/2017


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