By Barbara Mellon

Get your pens, or your keyboards, ready for action. Writers in the Mountains has a full schedule of workshops on their calendar for the spring and summer months. Whether it is playwriting, poetry, fiction, journalism, journal writing, or personal essay that appeals to you, there’s likely to be a course that will get your creative juices bubbling.

The WIM workshops are open to everyone with an interest in writing, no matter what their skill level. As expressed on their website, “Those who take the workshops are assured a supportive environment, providing a better understanding of the pleasure of the creative writing process. All of us are capable of intellectual and imaginative things and WIM is offering a variety of workshops to help you to express your creativity.”

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Portraits and Elegies: The Personal Essay with Melora Wolff

Saturday & Sunday May 5, 6, 12 & 13

10 AM to 1 PM  or

2:30 PM to 5:30 PM

Roxbury Arts Group Office

4 sessions for $75


Writing News Feature Stories with Maggie Inge

Thursdays  May 10 – June 14

6 PM to 8 PM

Roxbury Arts Group

6 sessions for $75


Introduction to Play Writing with Frank Canavan

Sundays May 20, 27 & June 3, 30

1 PM to 4 PM w/ a staged reading on June 24

Stamford Performing Arts Center in Stamford, NY

4 sessions and reading for $75


Poems from Home with Lynn Domina

Wednesdays June 6 – July 18 (no 7/4)   6 PM to 8 PM

Andes Public Library

6 sessions for $75

Critics Corner with Barbara Apoian

Thursdays  June 21 – July 26

6 PM to 8 PM

The Erpf Gallery at The Catskill Center for Conservation and Development in Arkville

6 sessions for $65


Writing for Your Life: Journaling as a Process of Discovery with Carol Little

Mondays  July 2 – August 6

6 PM to 8 PM

Andes Public Library

6 sessions for $60


Poems from Draft to Publication with Lynn Domina

Wednesdays   July 25 – August 29

6 PM to 8 PM

Andes Public Library

6 sessions for $75


Fiction with Jennifer Kabat

Thursdays, August 23 – September 27 6 PM to 8 PM
The Roxbury Arts Group Office

6 sessions for $75