Whether you think of yourself as a writer or not, keeping a journal provides countless benefits, from reducing stress and anxiety to creating a record of your life to helping you achieve your goals. In this four-week series of creative writing workshops with Beverly Army-Williams, Writing Professor and Mixed Media Artist, you’ll explore different approaches to journaling through guided prompts and active journal writing. We’ll look to famous journalers such as Leonardo da Vinci, Anne Frank, Frederick Douglass, Sylvia Plath, Joan Didion, and Lynda Barry for inspiration. Optional homework prompts will be offered to maintain skills between writing sessions. Writing prompts and activities will be different each week. Participants are welcome to sign up for one, two or all four sessions - register separately for each workshop you choose to attend.
Register ONLINE and look for a confirmation email with the Zoom program link from "Engaged Patrons." For the workshop please have a notebook or journal, as well as a pen you prefer to use. You may also want access to colored pencils, markers, glue, decorative papers or other art supplies. Beverly likes to use inexpensive composition notebooks, but she reminds us that the fancy journal that’s been tucked away in the closet is a great choice, too! Questions? Call Library staff at 860.844.5275.
Sponsored by Friends of Granby Public Library.
About the instructor:
Beverly Army Williams teaches writing at Westfield State University. She is a writer and mixed media artist. Her work has appeared in knitty.com, Interweave Crochet, The Dandelion Review, and The Ekphrastic Review among other places. She is co-editor of the website Mothershould.com. Beverly co-teaches workshops nationally with photographer Gale Zucker about combining beautiful photos and words to create compelling social media content. Beverly began writing letters in 1975 and hasn’t stopped since. She holds an MFA in fiction from the University of New Mexico. See more of Beverly's work on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/beverly_army13/?hl=en