It’s the “write” time Register for a new writing workshop

The area’s local professional talent of journalists, storytellers, poets, and authors will be cultivating a new crop of talented writers at Wind Ridge Publishing’s Writers’ Barn in Shelburne village and that writer could be you.
Burlington’s Bill Mares will discuss the first principle of non-fiction writing: “Write What you Know,” Tuesday, June 5 from 5:30-7:30 pm. Mares frequently writes about his hobbies, examples of which can be found among his 13 published titles, including “Fishing with the Presidents,” “Making Beer,” “Bees Beseiged,” and his latest release written with Rick Peyser, “Brewing Change, Behind the Bean at Green Mountain Coffee Roasters.” Mares will guide participants in putting their passions, experience, and knowledge between book covers.
South Burlington resident and Chicago transplant, Sue Roupp will offer the two-evening workshop, “Write Your Life in 8 Lines, 24 Words,” Thursdays, June 7 and 14 from 6-7:30 pm. In just two sessions, Roupp offers a series of prompts that will elicit memories and focus life stories down to a powerful 8 lines and 24 words. Roupp has taught workshops all over the country and she is an award-winning and published poet.
Veteran storyteller and South Burlington resident Recille Hamrell leads a storytelling workshop entitled, “Right (Write) Out Loud: Telling True Stories “ on Wednesday afternoons, June 13 and 20, from 1-3 pm. Hamrell guides participants in learning how to retrieve, frame, and tell true stories well. This interactive workshop will help participants tap into buried or treasured memories of the moments, people, and events that have shaped their lives – transforming these moments into stories that are wonderful to both hear and tell.
For additional information and other Writers’ Barn workshops please visit and click on the Writers’ Barn or call Lin at 985-3091.
Wind Ridge Publishing’s Writers’ Barn mission is to build a supportive space for writers and aspiring writers of all ages to learn, practice, and develop writing skills, whether for pleasure or profession and to offer opportunities for building communities to celebrate the written and spoken word.

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