SIX SPECIAL ONLINE SBWC OPPORTUNITIES IN JUNE!

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Per state orders on May 18th, 2020, libraries will continue to be closed to gatherings through at least Phase 2 of the phased re-opening. During this time Seven Bridge Writers’ Collaborative will adhere to state mandates and provide online programming for your continued safety and protection.

Online Open Mic

Thursday, June 4th, 2020

6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

NOTE: SBWC will open the link at 6:00 p.m.  This will be the “check-in” to confirm readers and assess tech in advance of the Open Mic’s start time.

REGISTRATION REQUIRED TO RECEIVE THE LINK.
REGISTER by June 2nd USING THE FORM BELOW:
https://forms.gle/uKNDHAS7kWXzcKP46

Join the SBWC community in sharing our work with one another as another form of support during these pandemic times. All genres are welcome. There is a five  minute reading limit, so please practice reading aloud to gauge time.
For questions, email 7bridgewriterscollaborative@gmail.com

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Spurring the Muse with the Worcester PopUp,
An Online Workshop with Paula Castner

Thursday, June 11th, 2020

6:00 to 8:00 p.m.

REGISTRATION REQUIRED TO RECEIVE THE LINK.
REGISTER by June 10th USING THE FORM BELOW:
https://forms.gle/9Sv4H6KGggENUYPu5

Studies reveal that writing, dancing, art, and listening to music improve brain function. Writing encourages the two hemispheres of the brain to work together, enhancing memory, productivity and stress relief. Dancing increases the brain’s ability to manage balance, encourages neuroplasticity, and strengthens muscle memory. Art raises serotonin levels which affects mood, and the “wow” factor of appreciating art trains the brain to be more hopeful. Music boosts the brain’s ability to learn and to lower and manage anxiety. Come, join us for an online workshop to revitalize your brain. Participants will use the arts to spur writing. Open to all ages. This program is sponsored by a grant from the Greater Worcester Foundation.
For questions, email 7bridgewriterscollaborative@gmail.com

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A Short Story Workshop with the Worcester PopUp,
A Four Hour Online Workshop with Winona Wendth

Saturday, June 13th, 2020

10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

REGISTRATION REQUIRED TO RECEIVE THE LINK.
REGISTER by June 10th USING THE FORM BELOW:
https://forms.gle/oPD4KzvMBidB8Ada8

This four-hour online workshop provides short story basics—how to find inspiration for one, ideas on how to develop one, and suggestions for how to transform a chapter of a longer piece into a self-contained “short form” work of fiction. By the end of the session, writers will have an introductory knowledge of the tools necessary to make and implement decisions regarding their own short-from projects. This program is sponsored by a grant from the Greater Worcester Foundation.

For questions, email 7bridgewriterscollaborative@gmail.com

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The Short Story Class: A Six Week Class with Winona Wendth

Thursdays, June 18th to July 23rd, 2020

6:00 to 8:00 p.m.

REGISTRATION REQUIRED TO RECEIVE THE LINK.
REGISTER by June 15th USING THE FORM BELOW:
https://forms.gle/vdvXuaw63bwq1gRU9

This class has a fee.Both registration and payment need to be submitted together at https://sevenbridge.org/seven-bridge-sessions/classes/the-short-story-with-winona-wendth/

This six-week class provides the basic fundamentals of the short story—what a short story is and what it isn’t—and how to find inspiration for writing short-form fiction. The class will also consider ways to transform a chapter of a longer work, including memoir, into a self-contained short story. The class includes analysis of the works of others along with in-class and at-home writing exercises. The intention is that writers will produce at least one work that is “completed, but not finished.”

This class will include weekly readings and writing assignments related to setting, characters, narrative structure and plot, language and tone, and point of view.
By the end of these six sessions, writers should have the tools necessary to make and implement decisions regarding their short-from projects that will be close to ready for submitting for publication.

Writers will have time to devote to their own projects and revisions in class through guided exercises; they should plan to share their work with others, a necessary step in revision.

For questions, email 7bridgewriterscollaborative@gmail.com

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Summer Writing Group

Fridays, June 19th to August 7th, 2020

10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

REGISTRATION REQUIRED TO RECEIVE THE LINK.
REGISTER by June 15th USING THE FORM BELOW:
https://forms.gle/oDUKwLMKwfCaBZu56

Due to COVID-19 SBWC is offering a summer online writing group which will allow interested writers to continue writing through the summer. Should the libraries re-open during this scheduled time, participants will receive information about which library will be hosting the summer session.  This summer session will be eight weeks, not ten, and depending on how many people register, will make use of online breakout rooms.
For questions, email 7bridgewriterscollaborative@gmail.com

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Screenwriting Fundamentals,
An Online Workshop with Travis Maruska

Saturday, June 20th, 2020

10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

REGISTRATION REQUIRED TO RECEIVE THE LINK.
REGISTER by June 19th USING THE FORM BELOW:
https://forms.gle/Eddc4NHL5JhYfvve8

This workshop will examine the format of a modern screenplay, the structural breakdown of a visual story, and the design of a movie narrative, from outline form to executed scene. It will talk about the process of writing and rewriting and what to do with a finished screenplay once you think it is ready for the multiplex (or the streaming service).

Travis Maruska received his MFA in screenwriting from Chapman University in 2006. Since then, he has written over a dozen screenplays, one of which was a semi-finalist in the Nicholls screenwriting competition (sponsored by the Academy of Arts and Sciences) as well as several quarter-finalist scripts. He has worked at the talent agency CAA, pitching script ideas to Katie Holmes and Jessica Beals, and was hired to write the screenplay FORMULA in 2007. He currently teaches screenwriting at Emerson College and Anna Maria College.

For questions, email 7bridgewriterscollaborative@gmail.com

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