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. PLEASE NOTE THAT DUE TO COVID-19, SBWC PROGRAMMING MAY BE SUBJECT TO CHANGE AND MAY BE ONLINE.

September 19, 2020

Writing Dialogue, with Sally Cragin, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Thayer Memorial Library, 717 Main Street, Lancaster, MA

 

October 17 2020

From Page to Stage, with Leaf Seligman, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Thayer Memorial Library, 717 Main Street, Lancaster, MA

 

November 21, 2020

Flash Fiction, with Winona Wendth, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Thayer Memorial Library, 717 Main Street, Lancaster, MA

 

January 16 2021

What Makes a Good Short Story, with Jim Brennan, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Thayer Memorial Library, 717 Main Street, Lancaster, MA

 

February 20, 2021

The Business Side of Writing, with Paula Castner, Dale Phillips, and Ursula Wong, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Thayer Memorial Library, 717 Main Street, Lancaster, MA

 

March 20, 2021

An Author’s Guide to Social Media, with Stacey Longo, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Thayer Memorial Library, 717 Main Street, Lancaster, MA

 

April 17, 2021

Writing Inspiration, with Phyllis Cochran and Sharon, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Thayer Memorial Library, 717 Main Street, Lancaster, MA

 

May 15, 2021

Using Suspense in Writing, with Dale Phillips, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Thayer Memorial Library, 717 Main Street, Lancaster, MA

 

June 19, 2021

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

 

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