Candlelight Writing Workshops

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Registration for Fall Workshops…

Workshop: Creativity Through Writing: Finding your Voice through Storytelling

Workshop: The Art of Story Structure

Workshop: How to Submit for Publication & Manage Rejection

Here’s what happening this summer at the Candlelight Writing Workshops at River Bend:

Writers’ Accountability Group

Candlelight Writing Workshops and River Bend sponsor a Writers’ Accountability Group that meets regularly at the bookshop. The next meeting – our inaugural meeting – is 6:30PM on Monday, September 23. It’s free and open to all writers to share a few paragraphs of ongoing work.


Writers’ Social

For writers seeking support and a chance to meet other writers, the River Bend Bookshop and Candlelight Writers Workshops are co-hosting a writers’ social at 6:30 PM on Wednesday, November 6, at the book shop, located at 2217 Main St., Glastonbury. All are welcome! The events are free and open to the public, please RSVP on Facebook or by calling the shop. 

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 860-430-6608.


Writing Prompts

Candlelight Writing Workshops offers free weekly writing prompts. Go to Notes on Writing and challenge yourself.

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.

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Wednesday Night Craft Class and Workshop: “Get Started and Keep Going: Creating a Writing Life” April 3 – May 22, 2019