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Wheeler Library is the cultural center of our community and the place North Stonington residents gather for the discovery of ideas & the joy of reading. Materials, programs and services for everyone.
Writing Classes for Teens and Adults
Saturday Morning Writing Club for Teens:
Calling all middle and high schoolers who love to write! Join us once a month for a fun, supportive writing group! At each meeting, you can try out a new writing activity, continue a work-in-progress, or get feedback on something you’ve written. We’ll try out ghost stories, storyboarding, slam poetry, screenplays, flash fiction, and anything else that strikes our fancy. Meets from 10-11 on the first Saturday of each month, but you do not need to attend every session to join us – come when you can! Free and open to middle and high schoolers, sign up at the library. Fall session: Oct. 5th, Nov. 2nd, Dec. 7th. Taught by Ms. Starr Murphy, writer and editor.
The First Draft Project:
Have you ever wanted to write a novel/memoir/short story/series of essays but need a bit of help getting started? Come join our supportive group and get the boost you need. We’ll have encouragement and techniques to get you actually writing, as well as strategies for working with your first draft. We’ll look at beginnings, characters, setting, narrative arc, and structure. Each class will consist of a brief lesson, writing time, and feedback from the instructor. Get it out of your brain and onto paper! 6-7 pm on Tuesdays, from October 1st to November 5th. $60 for the 6-week course. Taught by Sarah Starr Murphy, freelance writer and editor for The Forge Literary Magazine. Please pay on the first night of class.
Supportive Writer’s Workshop:
Do you have a story/novel/essay/memoir that needs thoughtful, encouraging feedback? Bring it to writer’s workshop! We will spend time each week learning what makes for great critique. We will practice on examples, then provide feedback to each other in a guided, supportive environment. Participants must be willing to read and give feedback to others and must have at least one draft they are willing to submit to the group. (It should be a work in progress – we ask for feedback so that we can improve, after all!) Learn to give and receive constructive, objective feedback. 7-8 pm on Tuesdays, from October 1st to November 5th. $60 for the 6-week course. Taught by Sarah Starr Murphy, freelance writer and editor for The Forge Literary Magazine. Please pay on the first night of class.
Kids Yoga meets every week on Wednesdays at 10:30. All are welcome to this free class.
GIVE TO WHEELER LIBRARY
Wheeler Library is a private, independent public library. Funding comes from generous donations from the community, income generated from an endowment left by the Wheeler Family, bequests, the town of North Stonington and the Friends of Wheeler Library. We depend in large part on the generosity of individuals and organizations for a large part of our budget. Thank you for your support!