Adult School of Montclair

Winter 2019 Workshops

NEW! Playwright for a Day  
Tuesday, Jan. 29, 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Single session, write in class. Play with playwriting! Draft a monologue and a one-minute play for instant performance and supportive feedback. No experience necessary. A great way for poets and prose writers to experiment with a new form.

Publishing 101 for Creative Writers
Wednesday, Feb. 6, 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Single session; no writing. Back by popular demand! Get the whole publishing picture in one quick but intensive sitting. Explore the three current paths to book publishing (mainstream, print/ebook on demand, and true self-publishing). We’ll also touch on literary agents and the use of outside editors, with at least 15 minutes for Q&A and discussion of individual projects.

Memoir Writing: Shape & Substance
Five consecutive Thursdays, March 7 through April 4
Multi-week; write in class. Eager to start your memoir or expand and connect fragments you’ve already written? We’ll use in-class exercises to delve deeper into our inner material. We’ll also explore ways to structure your memoir as a collection of essays or a book, using published memoirs as examples.

Registration details: Sign up at Tuition is free for Montclair residents and low-priced for others. Locations and dates are subject to change by ASM.

Note: The Adult School of Montclair will soon be renamed Learning at the Library