Author Belinda Anderson Leading Writing Workshops At New River CTC This Spring

Lewisburg, WV – Want to tap into your inner writer but just not sure how to get started? Perhaps a workshop with renowned Greenbrier author Belinda Anderson will help launch you on the next great American novel – or at least give you some good pointers. Anderson will teach three unique writing workshops at New River Community and Technical College this spring. All three will be held at New River’s Jefferson office park location in Lewisburg.

The first is “Life Stories” on Saturday, April 21st from 10am to 4pm Participants will learn how to turn memories into words using the tools of the reporters trade and the narrative elements of fiction to learn how to tell their stories. A lecture will be supplemented with in-class exercises to help jump start the creative process. Preregistration for the class is required by April 2nd.

The second class is Journaling, and takes place on Saturday, May 5th from 10am to 4pm. Anderson says “Journaling is a voyage to the shores of your soul.” Participants will explore various types of journaling, such as handwritten journals, electronic journals, daily journals, travel and legacy journals. Bring a notebook and become better acquainted with yourself. Preregistration for this class is required by April 16th.

The final workshop is entitled “The Art of Thoughtfulness” and it’s designed to revive the lost art of writing thoughtful notes and letters. Participants are invited to enjoy a cup of tea and light refreshments and explore how to bring back the intimacy of written thoughtfulness. This workshop will take place on Thursday, May 31st from 2 to 4pm. Preregistration for The Art of Thoughtfulness class is required by May 10th.

The cost for the Life Stories’ and Journaling’ classes is $75.00 each. The cost for The Art of Thoughtfulness class is $40.00 with a $5.00 materials fee to be paid the day of the workshop. These are community education workshops sponsored by New River’s Office of Workforce education. For more information or to register, call 304-793-6101.

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