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Sip and Color

$25

with Valerie Lawson

Calendar Jan 12, 2021 at 7 pm

Bust out your coloring books and your favorite beverage and join us for some time to make art and socialize. There will be coloring pages available to download if needed.

Online via Zoom

Host: Valerie Lawson

Tuesdays, starting January 12, 2021, 7-9pm

Cost: $25

To sign up email classes@aetc.us or call 207-370-4139

Memoir Writing: The People, Places, and Things That We Love

$25

with Tessa Mellas

Calendar Jan 18, 2021 at 10 am

Have you ever wanted to turn your favorite memories into stories you can share with family, friends, and the world? Take this six-week memoir writing course to give yourself the structure, support, and skills to start crafting the material of your life into vivid short memoir stories. We will focus on three themes: the people, places, and objects that are most dear and important to who we are. We will read and discuss published memoir for inspiration and to learn writing strategies. We will get our writing juices flowing with writing prompts. We will turn one prompt into a full short memoir story (also called a personal essay). We will read each other’s personal essays and offer helpful feedback so we can start revising our essays to make them ready to share!

Both new and experienced writers are welcome and will enjoy this course, taught by a published writer with an MFA and doctorate in creative writing! The focus of this course will be creativity, support, and nourishment during the cold winter months!

Class Times: January 18-February 24, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10am - 11:30am

 

Office Hours: Mon. and Wed. 9 am – 11 am

Cost: $25

Email classes@aetc.us or call 207-370-4139 to sign up. 

Should I Self-Publish My Book?

$25

with Valerie Lawson

Calendar Jan 30, 2021 at 10 am

I’ve written my book, now what? Is self-publishing the way to go? This class will help answer this question and others like, printing cost, copyright, ISBN numbers, covers, how to get reviews, and much more.

Saturday, January 30, 10:00am – 11:30am

Online via Zoom

Instructor: Valerie Lawson

Cost: $25

To sign up email classes@aetc.us or call 207-370-4139

Copyright 101

$25

with Valerie Lawson

Calendar Feb 20, 2021 at 10 am

One of the simplest and most complex issues around writing is copyright. As soon as you write something, it is yours, so why all the fuss? This class will walk through some of the basics about and how to apply for a copyright for written works.

Saturday, February 20, 10:00am – 11:30am

Online via Zoom

Instructor: Valerie Lawson

Cost: $25

Clothesline In Poems

$25

with Valerie Lawson

Calendar Mar 6, 2021 at 9 am

Clothing is fashion, style, and armor. Whether we’re getting decked out in formal wear or pulling something out of the hamper that passes the sniff test, we spend most of our lives dressed down, dressed to the nines, dressed to the hilt. In this workshop, we look at some examples of writing about clothes and using various exercises and prompts, participants craft their own poems. You can write about the last time she wore that red dress, my first bra, swimsuits (shudder), my favorite jeans, SHOES, bustiers, accessories, we all have a closet full of stories. Poets are given the option to share their work in the group.

Saturday, March 6, 9:00am – 12:00pm

Online via

Zoom Instructor: Valerie Lawson

Cost: $25

How to Enjoy a Poem

$25

with Valerie Lawson

Calendar Apr 3, 2021 at 10 am

In this class we will discover ways to enjoy poetry; how to understand some of the tricks poets use with language, sound, and image; take a look at some different types of poems; listen to recordings and look at videos of poets performing their work.

Saturday, April 3 – 10, 10:00am – 11:30am

Online via Zoom

Instructor: Valerie Lawson

Cost: $25

Email classes@aetc.us or call 207-370-4139 to sign up.

How to Write a Legacy Letter

$25

with Valerie Lawson

Calendar Apr 17, 2021 at 9:30 am

If you had the chance, how would you want your family and friends to remember you? What message would you like to send to those you love, maybe something you struggled saying but want them to know? This workshop will explore how to write a Legacy Letter. We will also discuss whether you would like to give it now or save it for a later time.

Saturday, April 17, 9:30-11:30am

Instructor: Valerie Lawson

Online via Zoom

Cost: $25

Email classes@aetc.us or call 207-370-4139 to sign up. 





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