Coronavirus Notes from Marian (updated August 2021)

Adult School of Montclair: The school is migrating back to in-person classes, but my autumn workshop will be on Zoom. Details below.

#coronavirusplays: The worldwide 1-Minute Play Festival (#1MPF) gathered 625 plays written in response to this turbulent and difficult time. One play is by me; I’ve since written more (read them here). Check #1MPF’s Facebook page here for logistics and links.

Adult School of Montclair (ASM)

Writing Great Dialogue & Scenes (Class #46493)
Sept 30, Oct 7 & 14 (Thursdays), 10:00am to 12:00 noon ET via Zoom
Strong voices and well-shaped scenes form the backbone of fiction, plays, and even memoir. Using examples from such writers as Tennessee Williams, Joy Harjo, and Langston Hughes as creative prompts, we’ll use scene structure to enliven our work. All writing is done in class but 15-30 minutes of reading between sessions is requested (links will be sent a few days in advance).
Register after Labor Day at
Fee $85 (discounted for Montclair residents)
Technical Notes: Zoom link will be provided by ASM after registration. ASM staff (not individual teachers) will handle any technical questions or issues


Amherst Writers Annual Conference (AWA)

Scene Structure
Oct 3 (Sunday), 1:15-2:45 pm ET via Zoom
I’ll lead a scene-focused version of the workshop described above, open to all AWA affiliates who register for the conference.