Fall schedule for Writers’ Barn starts Sept. 13

The fall lineup of the area’s local professional talent of journalists, storytellers, poets, and authors is poised to cultivate a new crop of talented writers at Wind Ridge Publishing’s (WRP) Writers’ Barn in Shelburne village. The first two workshop offerings start Thursday, Sept. 13.

“Write Your Memoir”

with Sue Roupp

Sept. 13, 20, 27, Oct. 4, 11. Thursdays, 6-7:30 pm

“Write Here! Homeschool support in writing for ages 10-14”

with Emily Copeland

September classes: Thursday, Sept. 13, 1-3pm and Tuesday, Sept. 25, 1-3pm

October classes: Thursday Oct. 11, 1-3 pm and Tuesday, Oct. 23, 1-3 pm

South Burlington resident and Chicago transplant, Sue Roupp, will offer the five-part workshop “Write Your Memoir” as part of her ongoing series of classes at the Writers’ Barn. “Write Your Memoir” will span Thursday evenings from Sept. 13-Oct. 11 from 6-7:30 pm. Roupp combines the University of Chicago and Amherst methods for teaching writing in this relaxed, positive, process-oriented workshop, which is appropriate for all writers – fiction, non-fiction, or poetry. “Let’s sort out your memory closet,” says Roupp. “There were good times and sad times and you learned a lot.  Join this popular, safe class where you learn to write those memories down so others can appreciate who you became.” Writers who register will build confidence, craft, and results. Sessions include free writing, manuscript review, and creative exercises. Cost of five-evening workshop: $150.

Younger writers are encouraged to take advantage of WRP’s other early fall offering—Write Here! classes: homeschool support in writing for ages 10-14, led by Emily Copeland. Write Here! classes provide an opportunity for young, homeschooled writers to collaborate with peers. Each session is a fun, two-hour field trip into the realm of the imagination. Classes will include a variety of writing-based activities and writing prompts sure to inspire any young writer who registers. Work in nature writing, poetry, and memory writing will be coupled with hands-on art projects to supplement the written word. WRP’s Write Here! instructor Emily Copeland has taught writing at Saint Michael’s College, been a literary assistant for novelist John Irving, has participated in Champlain College’s Young Writers Conferences, and has coached middle school students in soccer and skiing. The concept for the Write Here! sessions came out of a series of successful summer camps for young writers at the Writers’ Barn. September classes: Thursday, Sept. 13, 1-3 pm and Tuesday, Sept. 25, 1-3 pm. October classes: Thursday, Oct. 11, 1-3 pm and Tuesday, Oct. 23, 1-3 pm. Cost per class: $25

For additional information and other Writers’ Barn workshops please visit www.windridgepublishing.com 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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