As we begin a new year, 2022, we will continue to hold classes from my studio and beyond. You know that I love stories. I like to write true stories and I like to write fiction. In years past, I often invited fiction and nonfiction writers to teach at my studio. We had some wonderful poets at Writers Circle around the Table.
This is a photo of a class sitting around the table in my studio a few years ago. Carol Crawford was the instructor.
Life has changed for all of us with COVID spreading everywhere. I will not ask anyone to come together with others at this time because we want to be as safe as possible from becoming exposed to this horrible virus.
But, that doesn't stop us from meeting online and that is what we will do this year. I might not be in Hayesville where my physical studio is located, but with Zoom, I can hold classes from my apartment in Roswell, GA.
You can attend the classes from your home or wherever you have a good Internet connection.
The first class I will be teaching this year on Zoom is for the Carl Sandburg Home Historic site located in Flat Rock, NC. Guess what? This class is FREE.
Tuesday, March 22, 2022
Glenda Beall will lead a virtual writing workshop titled, "Inform, Enlighten and Entertain with Your True Life Stories" on Tuesday, March 22, from 7:00-9:00 pm ET.
This workshop is open to writers of all skill levels and is a fun way to find inspiration from a new prompt or revise current work. It is hosted by the Friends of Carl Sandburg at Connemara and will use Zoom for the virtual connection.
Each of us has a unique life story. While our children and grandchildren show little interest now in our past, there will come a time when they will be thankful we wrote down and preserved our history. Many times we hear someone, after losing a father or mother, say, "I wish I had asked more questions. I wish I knew more about my parents' lives." We will discuss how to decide what to write and how to write it so it will be read and appreciated.
For more information and to register for this class, click on this link.
A link will be sent to participants by 2:00pm on the day of the program. Please check your junk/spam emails if you don't receive the link in your INbox.
This spring, I will teach again for the Institute of Continuing Learning (ICL). Last year we held several classes online and had great attendance and participation.
This class will begin on Tuesday, April 5, 2:00 - 4:00 PM and continue once each week until May 10. They will soon be taking registrations for this class. Check the website, https://www.iclyhc.org/
The fees for classes at ICL are more than reasonable.
I hope to offer more classes and more opportunities for writers online this year. If you are interested in teaching a class, holding a writing event, or if you want me to invite someone you want to hear more from, please let me know. I look forward to using the Zoom platform to bring more writers together in the coming months.