Writing Through the Genres

Instructor:  Ellie O'Leary

  • Zoom Class
  • 5 session, Thursdays 1 to 3pm, January 14, 21, 28, Feb 4, 11
  • Limit 15
  • $20

What if you wanted to write? What would you say and how would you say it? This workshop will be an introduction to the various types of writing that we can use to explore options, offering both new and experienced writers an opportunity to discover new avenues of expression. If you are not sure whether you want to write memoir or fiction, if you wonder if poetry is beyond you, or if you are sure you want to write but not sure how, this is where to explore. You can expect to end the workshop with at least a few letters, the start of a new journal, an essay, a short story, or maybe a poem. Each session will include handouts of samples of the genre, in-class writing, and homework for the next week.

5 session, Thursdays, 1 to 3pm, January 14, 21, 28, Feb 4, 11- $20

Course materials, comparable to handouts will be emailed to participants.

Ellie O’Leary, Poet Laureate of Amesbury, Massachusetts, often writes about growing up in the village of Freedom, Maine. She is the previous host of Writers Forum on WERU-FM, and teaches writing at the Women’s Writing Retreat at Pyramid Life Center in the Adirondacks where she also founded the Fall Writerfest for both men and women. She has an MFA from the Stonecoast program of USM. Her debut poetry manuscript Breathe Here was published earlier this year and her memoir Up Home Again is forthcoming in 2021, both with North Country Press in Unity, Maine.