Lenoir Library to Host Writing Workshop

Workshop designed to help adults improve skills and knowledge

By Michael M. Barrick

LENOIR – The Lenoir branch of the Caldwell County Public Library system will be a hosting a Writing Workshop on six consecutive Saturdays, from February 17 — March 24, 2018 @ 10 a.m in room 5 at the Lenoir Library​.

“There’s nothing like getting together with like-minded writers, encouraging one another and offering good constructive criticism. A bond has been developed between us that will continue long after this class is over!!!” – A participant from the 2017 workshop.

I will be conducting the workshop; it will be quite similar to last year’s “Just Write!” Workshop at the library, but has been expanded.

Regardless of your writing skill level, knowledge of the basic rules of grammar, or writing experience, this workshop is student-led, with peer editing teams working together as a “community of writers” helping one another:

  • Improve general writing skills and knowledge;
  • Try or expand work on poetry and fiction;
  • Record the history of their family;
  • Improve technical writing skills;
  • Work towards seeking work as a reporter or freelance writer for magazines and newspapers.

This writing workshop include engaging activities, solid instruction and lots of writing! Most importantly, it creates a bond among the writers. A participant from last year’s workshop said: “There’s nothing like getting together with like-minded writers, encouraging one another and offering good constructive criticism. A bond has been developed between us that will continue long after this class is over!!!”

There is no charge and basic supplies will be provided. Laptop computers and other hand-held devices must be turned off or set on “silent” or “vibrate” during the session. Seating is limited, so reservations are required by February 15. For ages 18 and over. The most important characteristics of workshop attendees is that each person demonstrates evidence of a mind at work, works collaboratively, and is determined to make all six sessions.

You can learn more here.  Call 828-757-1270 or stop by the Lenoir branch of the Caldwell County Library at 120 Hospital Avenue to reserve your slot.

© Michael M. Barrick, 2018