Seven Bridge Writers’ Collaborative offers monthly workshops on the craft of writing on the third Saturdays between September and June with no workshop in December. All workshops are free and open to the public, but gifts to help continue SBWC’s mission to offer free to low-cost opportunities for writers are always appreciated. A suggested donation for workshops is $15. TO GIVE A GIFT, CLICK HERE.

To learn more about this year’s scheduled workshops, please click on any of the months below. All workshops are held in the Dexter Room at the Thayer Memorial Library in Lancaster, MA, and are from 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM, unless otherwise noted.

September 21, 2019

Resources For Writers: Getting The Most From Your Library, with Joe Mulé

October 19, 2019

Building the Mystery Novel, with Dale Phillips

November 16, 2019

Write a Children’s Book Now, with Sally Cragin

January 18, 2020

That Was Hysterical, with Dave Agans and Paula Castner

 “This program is supported in part by a grant from the Lancaster Cultural Council,

a local agency which is supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency.”

February 15, 2020

The Scene Workshop, with Rich Marcello

March 21, 2020

Writing People: How Characterization Works in Fiction, with Dave Daniel

April 18, 2020

An Author’s Guide to Social Media, with Stacey Longo

May 9, 2020

Want to Write Your Memoir, with Michael Keith

1:00 to 3:00 PM, Leominster Public Library, 30 West Street, Leominster, MA

May 16, 2020

Picture Books: Visual Storytelling, with Jennifer Morris

June 20, 2020

Screenwriting Fundamentals, with Travis Maruska


Writing, like long-distance running, is a solitary pursuit, but it doesn’t have to be a lonely one thanks to Seven Bridge Writers Collaborative. The Collaborative offers workshops helping writers of all stripes and stages hone their craft, critique groups harnessing the experience of writers with similar literary interests to see members’ manuscripts to completion, and forums reminding its writers to pause the work and celebrate their successes. The connection, camaraderie, and care found at SBWC is a boon for Central Mass. writers.

Jim Brennan
MFA ’12 Bennington Writing Seminars
Assistant Professor of English at ;nsigamond Community College