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Writers Workshop

Woman's Writing Workshop

Dates: 8 Tuesdays - 9/24, 10/1, 10/8, 10/15,10/22, 10/29, 11/5, 11/12  

Time: 9:30-11:30 am

Cost: $122

Are you interested in trying your hand at writing? Have you ever been curious about writing fiction or poetry? Then join me for this Women’s Writing Workshop. This workshop is appropriate for beginning writers, as well as those who are experienced, but struggling with writer’s block. We’ll begin each session with a writing prompt to initiate a generative writing experience. In a safe environment of women, we will share our work with each other in a non-critique circle. I look forward to hearing voices from many different women and all are welcome.


Meet the instructor- Julie Cyr has been published by Smoky Quartz, Five 2 One Magazine, Blood and Thunder Journal, Broad River Review, and Lost Horse Press in the Nasty Women Poets Anthology. She was awarded 2014 Best of Poetry by Blood and Thunder Journal and was a finalist in the 2016 Rash Awards for Poetry. Julie holds an MFA in creative writing from Lesley University in Cambridge, Massachusetts. She works as an editorial assistant for Surreal Poetics and lives in New Hampshire with her husband and two sons.

Writers Workshop

An Explorer's Guide to Poetry 

Dates: 6 Tuesdays - 9/24, 10/1, 10/8, 10/15,10/22, 10/29

Time: 6:30 - 8:30 pm 

Location: Groton-Dunstable Regional School Grounds (roomTBD)

Tuition: $114

This is a discussion and workshop to help people explore ideas (big, small and in-between) and feelings (good, bad and indeterminate) through the creative use of words. Ultimately, we want to pack your writing toolkit with the many tools of a poet. Through a series of games and exercises, over the course of 8 weeks, we'll explore what skills poets develop for the practice of their art, search for the crevices and secret places where inspiration hides, and most of all, learn how to enjoy writing poetry.

Meet the Instructor: Stephan Anstey is a constant poet who lives in Lowell, Massachusetts, with his practically-sainted-wife Ellen. He is a longtime fixture of the Lowell poetry & art scene, often attending, organizing or sharing work in and around his well-loved historic mill city. He is also the founder of the Lowell Writers Group, a long time member of the Lowell Poetry Network, and a passionate advocate for poetry in the community. In addition to the 3-5 poems Stephan writes every day, he has a studio on the 4th floor of Western Avenue Studios in Lowell where he creates illustrations, paintings, and all sorts of visual art. 
He has worn many different hats, several pairs of shoes, a plethora of shirts, but mostly jeans when
it comes to pants. His work is informed by his wide assortment of travels, his two unexpectedly amazing children, his painful array of careers, his loving and obscenely large family, his insatiable curiosity, his love of animals, and the absolute certainty that he's certain of nothing except that he has every reason to be humble about every damned thing.

Anyone interested in getting to know Stephan Anstey better would be advised that, while it’s probably a bad idea, the best way to do it would be to read a few hundred of the tens of thousands of poems he has shared online over the last 25 years, or drop him a message on any of the major social media sites. Several collections of his poetry are available for sale on Amazon.com as well, including his latest collection of 300 poems entitled, "Squirrels, Turtles, Tyrannical Bastards & Fascist Pigs."

Writers Workshop

Resume Writing Workshop

Dates: 2 Mondays - 10/7, 10/14

Time: 6:30 - 8:30 pm

Location: Groton-Dunstable Regional School Grounds (room TBD)

Tuition: $114


Whether you are writing your first resume or updating an existing one, participants will create a powerful resume that will catch the eye of recruiters and hiring managers. You will be walked you step-by-step through each section of the resume and taught what to include and pitfalls to avoid.  The course will be conducted in a computer lab and you will be working on your personal resume throughout the 2-night session and leave the course with a clear, effective resume.  


Participants will also be provided with tips and advice on how to develop and improve cover letters and LinkedIn profiles.


Meet the Instructor: Jen Kaczkowski has been writing resumes for the past 17 years. Jen earned a Bachelor of Science in Human Development and Family Studies and a Masters in Counseling Psychology from the University of Connecticut and an MBA in Management from Loyola University Maryland.  She has worked in and directed career centers at the university level and currently consults with clients on resume writing, cover letters, LinkedIn and job search strategies. She has taught resume writing for over 10 years and has helped thousands of clients across the U.S., and abroad improve their resumes.






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