Program: Three-Session Writing Workshop with Christine Miranda

Three Thursdays: November 5th, 12th, & 19th at 6:00 p.m.

Three Thursdays: November 5th, 12th, and 19th
Athol Public Library Conference Room
Free and Open to the Public
For Adults and Teens 14 or older
*Space is limited*
Please register by calling 978.249.9515
Register for one, two, or all three sessions:  your choice!

Three-Session Writing Workshop with Christine Miranda

The purpose of these workshops is to set aside time to write in a 
positive, supportive, and exciting atmosphere without judgment.  
Everyone is a writer, but sometimes we need encouragement to find 
meaning and direction.

You may sign up for one or all three workshops.

In the first week, November 5th, we cover "Play with Words."  After 
introductions and several icebreakers, we will do a 5-10 minute free 
write and share in a nonjudgmental manner.  We will offer positive 
feedback that supports and encourages people to write and provides 
incentives and motivation.

In week two, November 12th, "Treasure or Junk,"  participants are 
asked to bring in something sentimental that has meaning to them.  It could be a photograph, a piece of jewelry, a book, figurine, even a 
piece of clothing (scarf, sweater, hat, etc.).  After show and tell, 
participants will do a free write and share with positive reinforcement.

In week three, November 19th, "Then and Now," we'll look at childhood experiences that change over time.  For example, many kids hate 
onions, only to love them later.  Or, kids who hate piano lessons 
because they don't want to practice, but later wish they had stuck 
with it.  By writing about a childhood experience that changed over 
time, we will address how time changes your perspective of events.

These short childhood stories or vignettes can lead to writing memoirs or even novels.  Who knows, you may be the author of the next best 

Christine Miranda is a life long Athol resident who retired from 
teaching History and Psychology at Athol High School and Mount 
Wachusett Community College.  She has a B.A. in History and Education and her Masters in Counseling.  In her leisure time, she loves reading historical fiction books, knitting, practicing yoga, cooking, and walking.   She is interested in studying the impact of the digital age on what family legacies will be left behind in the future, by studying letters, diaries, journals, memoirs, photographs, paintings, and other family treasures.

Free and Open to the Public.
Registration required.