Two new workshops at Shelburne’s Writers’ Barn

F3-A-Writers'-Barn-emilycopeland“What’s Next” with Emily Copeland

Have you finished—or almost finished—that novel, memoir, or nonfiction manuscript? Are you uncertain about what to do next? If so, then join Emily Copeland at “What’s Next?” an evening program for writers with a project or manuscript that needs a nudge towards the next best step, whatever that may be.

Information will be given about the writing process, the revision process, and traditional publishing versus independent publishing options. This might be just the thing to get you motivated to return to your manuscript with renewed enthusiasm. “What’s Next?” is particularly helpful for those hoping to self-publish or submit a manuscript for traditional publication review.

Wednesday Feb. 27, 6-8 pm $25

Instructor Emily Copeland has taught writing at Boston College and Saint Michael’s College, and was a literary assistant for novelist and screenwriter John Irving. She is currently on staff in the books division of Wind Ridge Publishing.

Caitlin Downey

Caitlin Downey

“Carrying Our Words – Writing Off the Page” with Caitlin Downey

How do we carry our words? What happens when words change their space, moving from the blank space of a page, into other mediums like an old pair of jeans, discarded bottles, egg cartons, landscapes? 

This workshop on explores off-the-page writing by investigating various works by off-the-page writers/artists and by creating our own piece of writing. Beginning and expert writers alike are invited to explore the very creative placement of words in this workshop.

Fridays, March 1-29, 6-8 pm, $150.

Downey has a Masters of Fine Arts in Poetry from Vermont College of Fine Arts, and her work has appeared in Salon as well as in a multidisciplinary gallery show “Romancing the Stones,” at The Brush Art Gallery in Massachusetts. 


Space is limited, so please contact or call 985-3091 to register.


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