Write Your Memoir or Novel Spring 2019 – Afternoon Sessions

03/13/2019 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Repeat every week on Wednesdays until 05/01/2019


Write Your Memoir or Novel – Spring 2019 – New Afternoon Session!

Spring Into Your Writing!
If you have a desire to make writing your memoir or novel a priority this spring, this collaborative workshop will provide you the necessary guidance, structure, and writer’s tools.

In this 6-week afternoon workshop, you’ll learn how to draw upon your life experiences to write a memoir or craft fiction from your imagination. You’ll tackle your writing from all angles—as a reader, writer, and editor—with your eye toward publication. You’ll learn strategies to execute your ideas and build a working structure to save you time. To hone your craft, you’ll study nonfiction and fiction mentor texts. Under the guidance of a working editor of two award-winning magazines, you’ll learn how to shape your writing to captivate readers and sustain their interest. Writers of all levels are welcome. Workshop will target opportunities for growth to produce your highest quality writing. These six weeks will be transformational! The morning session of this workshop has consistently sold out. The afternoon session has been added due to the popularity of this writers’ workshop. ACE reserves the right to combine both workshops if enrollment is under 5 students.

Dates: Wednesdays, March 13, March 27, April 3, April 17, April 24, May 1
Please note there are no classes on MARCH 20, AND APRIL10
1:00 pm -3:00 pm

Fee: $145 non members/$132 members
Register online or call 860-871-8222

C. Flanagan Flynn, an award-winning writer and 2018 finalist for the Frank McCourt Memoir Prize, has been twice nominated for the Pushcart Prize. The former Managing Editor of Brain Child: The Magazine for Thinking Mothers and Brain, Teen: The Magazine for Thinking Parents, she currently writes Inkling Magazine’s Literary Unleased column. Her writing has been recognized or appeared in The New York Times, Memoir MagazineProximity Magazine, The Southampton Review, Brain Child, and Brain Teen. She’s also been featured in The Hartford Courant and has spoken on writing and publishing panels at colleges and universities in New England. A former proofreader for Funk & Wagnalls Encyclopedias and Weekly Reader Magazine, she’s edited nonfiction and fiction books published by Macmillan, Penguin Random House, New World Library, and Lone Pine Publishing, as well as countless literary magazines and online venues. She’s a sought-after copywriter and content creator whose clients have included NBA players and global brands such as Coca-Cola, Pepperidge Farm, Seagram’s, and Coldwell Banker. A ghostwriter and writer-in-residence, she teaches memoir, novel, manuscript writing, and publishing workshops at Westport Writers’ Workshop, The Storyteller’s Cottage, and Bay Path University. She holds a M.A.L.S. from Wesleyan University and has studied writing at such institutions as Harvard University, Yale University, Mount Holyoke College, Trinity College, and literary hubs including Grub Street, Catapult, and The Mark Twain House. She’s performed her essays and stories live at Infinity Hall and The Connecticut Historical Society.