The Tuesday evening creative writing group is based on the belief that every person is a writer and strives to provide a safe environment where writers at all levels of experience can experiment, learn, and develop craft. Each week writers are given 20 minutes for spontaneous writing using provided prompts, followed by an opportunity to read their work and receive positive only reinforcement and encouragement. 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.
Joyce Derenas is the author of four novels, The Long Shot, Becca’s Kiss, Anna’s Wish and Mary’s Heart. The Homecoming is the fifth book in the series, A Klondike Gold Miner’s Life, and revolves around the lives of four brothers who all participated in the Klondike Gold Rush. Next, she is planning a series called The New Americans to encompass six novellas about the lives of her grandparents and their ten children. For now, she writes exclusively about her French-Canadian ancestors and only after primary research. Joyce is a retired technical writer, and is particularly drawn to daily life. She lives in Worcester near her 100+ first cousins, most within ten miles of each other. You can reach Joyce at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tuesdays, 10 AM to 12 PM:
2022 Fall Session: September 13th through November 15th
2023 Winter Session: January 17th through March 21st
2023 Spring Session: April 4th through June 6th
This class will meet by Zoom.