Friday morning writers work in a collaborative atmosphere to explore their style and voice. We employ varied inspirational prompts, with Natalie Goldberg’s book Writing Down the Bones as our main guide. Each meeting participants write spontaneously for twenty minutes. Understanding the vulnerability of fresh drafts, writers are encouraged to read their pieces and participate in constructive feedback with the group. We focus on opportunities for growth and technique. The facilitator writes and reads aloud, along with the other participants. All work produced in the writing workshop is treated as fiction to minimize the personal vulnerability of the writer.
This workshop meets 2 hours weekly for ten weeks in the fall, winter and spring. Class size is limited.
Bllu Catalano has been teaching writing and arts for 25 years. She also teaches at the Perkins School and the Roudenbush Community Center. She co-founded Women in Motion, the influential women’s production group at Emerson College. She’s also directed theater arts programs such as the Herring Run Arts Festival and worked with Nova and Frontline. While teaching English at Bunker Hill Community College, she helped found the Quill, an award-winning literary journal. Her story excerpt Sigrdrífa was wait-listed for the 2019 Breadloaf Writers Conference.
Fridays, 10 AM to 12 PM:
2022 Fall Session: September 16th through November 18th
2023 Winter Session: January 20th through March 24th
2023 Spring Session: April 7th through June 9th
This class will meet at the Littleton Library.