A Poets & Writers / Woodstock Library Creative Writing Workshop for Seniors (52+) Spring 2017
Workshop Leader: Nancy Kline
5 workshop sessions on 5 consecutive Fridays, 4-6 PM, at the Woodstock Library:
April 28, May 5, May 12, May 19, May 26
Culminating in a PUBLIC READING at the Woodstock Library the following weekend
The workshop is free to participating writers.
Class size is limited to 10.
During the first meeting, on April 28, students will write together in class. Thereafter, workshop participants will write two pages every week—outside of class—exploring different facets of narrative: character, plot, setting, imagery and subtext, etc. Students will share their writing in class every week, responding to it as fellow writers and readers.
The week after the five workshop sessions, participants will give an open public reading of their work at the Woodstock Library.
Former as well as first-time participants are encouraged to sign up! We are looking for a mix of old hands and new, although preference will be given to those who have not taken the workshop before.
Nancy Kline is a writer, translator, and experienced teacher. She has taught at Harvard, UCLA, U Mass-Boston, Wellesley, and Barnard, where she served as Founding Director of the Writing Program. She currently teaches for the Bard Prison Initiative. Her stories, memoirs, essays, and translations have appeared widely, most recently in Saranac Review, Sinister Wisdom, and Brooklyn Rail. She has published nine books, and her reviews appear regularly in the New York Times Sunday Book Review. Current projects include a book-length translation of Armand Gatti’s “The Five Resistance Names of Georges Guingouin” and an extended narrative essay set in a women’s prison in French-speaking Africa.