Fall 2017 Workshops

Registration is now underway for Pen Central’s summer workshops. See the fall offerings below.
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Nonfiction Workshops

Life Mosaic: Writing Your Life in Bits and Pieces with Rebecca Dawson Webb

Make progress writing your life story in short, manageable segments. In this supportive workshop for experienced writers, you will be challenged to grow as a writer. The group offers the motivation and structure to write, the feedback and encouragement to keep writing, and the experienced guidance to strengthen and refine your writing.

Four separate groups are offered:

1. Monthly on Tuesdays: September 26, October 24, November 21, December 19, January 23, February 27, March 27, April 24, May 22 (nine sessions)

Time: 7 – 9 p.m.
Fee: $250

2. Every other Wednesday: September 27, October 11 & 25, November 8 & 29, December 13 (six sessions)

Time: 10am – noon
Fee: $170

3. Every other Thursday: October 5  & 19, November 2, 16 & 30, December 14 (six sessions)

Time: 10am – noon
Fee: $170

4. Monthly on Thursdays: October 5, November 2, December 7, January 4, February 1, March 1, April 5, May 3, June 7 (nine sessions)

Time: 7 – 9 p.m.
Fee: $250


Getting Started with Memoir Writing with Rebecca Dawson Webb

Learn more about memoir writing and receive the support and guidance to start writing about your life experiences. You will be offered ideas and exercises to get you writing, encouragement and feedback to keep you going, and techniques to help you tell your story effectively.

(Almost) every other Monday: September 25, October 16 & 30, November 13 & 27, December 11 (six sessions)

Time: 10am – noon
Fee: $170

Each group is limited to 6 participants.

These workshops meet at the instructor’s home in Kittery, ME.

For further information about these nonfiction writing workshops or to register, contact Rebecca at rebecca@pencentralwriters.com or call 207-703-5059

Please note: Enrollment is first come/first serve. To reserve a spot, please mail in a completed registration form that the instructor will email you (for first time participants) and/or a check. Payments will not be processed until the first meeting of the workshop. If you decide to withdraw before the first class, you will get a refund  minus a $15 administration fee.

Poetry Workshops

Poems from Dreams with Kimberly Cloutier Green

Grounded in a long history of poems from dreams, we will look at how other poets have made use of dreams as well as explore our own dream “material” (tones, settings, objects, personae, and images) through poem-making. Working this way opens new ways of seeing, understanding, and expressing our experience of living. This workshop is designed to encourage experimentation and play, as well as to deepen curiosity about and pleasure in the mysterious, the inconclusive or uncertain. Those who dream every night and those who dream only rarely are invited to join in! No previous poem-making experience necessary. The first prompt will be sent ahead of the first workshop so that we can dive right in!

Tuesday Evening Circle

July 11, 18, 25, August 1: 7pm to 9pm

Wednesday Morning Circle (starts first)

July 5, 12, 19, and 26: 10:30am to 12:30pm

Cost for 4 sessions: $90

Groups will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis and will run only if they are fully enrolled.

Registration is by mail only. Download registration form.

Fiction Workshops