2023 Fall

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Writers’ Workshop

Instructor: Janet Cowperthwaite

Mondays • 8 classes • 9/18-11/13 (No class 10/9) • 1:00-3:00 PM

Class size 4-13 students
0 seats remaining
Location: Jewett 190 (hybrid)

For all of you who have had wonderful experiences, great ideas, amazing things to say—isn’t that all of you?– then Writers’ Workshop is for you. If you are new or returning, you will find a warm, welcoming community. I have new work to present from Alice LaPlante and other sources. I am collecting new prompts, none of which we have used before. I will print and collate my materials in a packet that I will have ready for the first class. New students will get a Writers’ Workshop binder with extra paper to write on in class. Returning students will use the binders they already have. We write during parts of every class. Much of our writing is memoir, but we try out some other writing as well. We will meet 8 times. Those in the  class can contribute some work to a chapbook that I have printed and mailed to participants. This class will be held in-person and on Zoom.

Instead of a text, I ask for a fee of $10 to cover printing and mailing.

Janet Cowperthwaite has worked with Writers’ Workshop in her second-grade class and in a graduate writing class. The workshop that Janet has been leading in Senior College has evolved from those experiences, and she feels her job is to be facilitator, encourager, and cheerleader.

Janet graduated from Houlton High School in 1959 and from the University of Maine in 1963 with a degree in English and credits to be certified as an elementary teacher. She earned a master’s in education, also from UMaine in 1992.