LET YOUR CREATIVITY SOAR AT ONE OF OUR WRITING WORKSHOPS!!!
ALL WORKSHOPS ARE ONLINE THROUGH ZOOM.
April – “Tell the Story You’ve Been Waiting to Tell” – a six-week workshop taught by Candlelight Writing Workshops founder Jane Gordon Julien. This workshop is online.
From Jane: “It’s time to stop waiting. Move forward with your storytelling life. Whether it’s a fictional story or a factual rendering, now is the time to get it out of your head and onto the page. For six Wednesdays: April 1, (no class April 8), April 15, April 22, April 29, May 6, and May 13, we will gather to push the boundaries of our writing lives – wherever they have been – into new realms. Space is limited. For writers of all skill levels. Cost: $240. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
An essayist and journalist, Jane Gordon Julien is a longtime contributing writer for The New York Times. Her work has been published in magazines and newspapers throughout the nation, including the Los Angeles Times, Newsday, Northeast Magazine, NBC/Today.com, and for the Associated Press and was recently included in the anthology, “Words Matter.” She has served as an adjunct journalism professor at the University of Alabama-Birmingham and a guest lecturer at the University of Connecticut. Jane holds a master’s degree from Sarah Lawrence College, where she was assistant editor at the literary journal Lumina, and a bachelor’s degree from the highly acclaimed University of Missouri-Columbia School of Journalism.
May – “Write About Your Life” – a six-week online workshop taught by Candlelight Writing Workshops founder Jane Gordon Julien.
From Jane: “Select a life experience about which you want to write and get the help you need to articulate it clearly and compellingly. We will meet online through ZOOM for six Wednesdays: May 20, May 27, June 3, June 10, June 17, and June 24. Space is limited. For writers of all skill levels. Cost: $240. (This workshop includes a visit from Andrew Julien, publisher of The Hartford Courant. Andrew will talk about The Courant’s Sunday section, Insight, which encourages personal stories from readers.) Contact: email@example.com.
Bring written work; we will pull three names out of a hat to read for three-five minutes each. Questions? Please call the book shop at
Writing the Personal Essay
Learn to write a compelling personal essay
If you have something you need to say but are unsure how to say it, the Candlelight Writing Workshops is offering a two-part essay-writing workshop on consecutive Thursdays, June 13 and June 20, beginning at 6:30 p.m., at the River Bend Bookshop, 2217 Main St., Glastonbury.
The personal essay offers one of the simplest paths to becoming a published writer. Numerous publications, including The Hartford Courant, are seeking to publish personal essays. The Hartford Courant’s publisher and editor-in-chief, Andrew Julien, will make a guest appearance to discuss the types of essays in which The Courant is interested.
Wednesday Night Craft Class and Workshop: “Get Started and Keep Going: Creating a Writing Life” April 3 – May 22, 2019