Writers’ Barn hosts spring writing workshops

May-3-A-WB-Spring-Workshops-SCProfessional writer Michelle Demers will teach three workshops at the Writers’ Barn in Shelburne this spring and summer. With an MFA in poetry from Vermont College of Fine Arts, Demers has taught at Saint Michael’s College and currently teaches writing courses through Community College of Vermont, Vermont Technical College, and Champlain Valley Union ACCESS. With her breadth of experience, Demers can provide lessons beneficial for writers of all levels and interests.

Write Now: Developing your Writing Practice: For writers struggling with jammed creative gears or who need support and feedback to give them an extra push through a difficult part in their writing, Demers’ course provides valuable practice in reopening gateways to creative thought, moving away from struggle and toward inspiration, and inducing motivation when the words just won’t come. Participants will come away from this eight-week course with skills that will help build a sustainable, productive, and rewarding writing practice. Thursday evenings, May 22-July 10, 6-8 pm, $195.

Writing Micro-Memoirs: Flash Non-Fiction: Back by popular demand, this five-week workshop teaches participants to focus on the most important aspects of their stories and highlight key people, places, and events. Writers looking for new techniques and tools will benefit from working on the micro level and come away from the experience with new perspectives. The workshop will run on Tuesday evenings, May 27-July 1 from 6-8 pm for $150.

Polishing your Grammar: Find yourself scratching your head when confronted with questions of grammar? Then this three-hour workshop on Friday afternoon, June 6 from 1-4pm, will help you sharpen your grammatical pen and create a good impression on paper. The rules of grammar form the backbone of the written language, and without an understanding of how to use words properly, success in writing will always remain out of reach. Fee for this course is $75.

To register for a workshop or for more information please email lin@windridgebooksofvt.com, call Lin Stone at 985-3091, or visit www.windridgebooksofvt.com.