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Tri-State Writers’ Workshop

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 2600 Woodbridge Ave Edison NJ 08837  See map

This writers’ workshop is open to the public and will be held at Middlesex County College. The program mixes sessions on writing skills with practical tips on selling what you have written.


“This is a wonderful opportunity to spend the day with published writers and learn their secrets,” said Professor Melissa Edwards, who is coordinating the program. “We’ll have sessions on blogging, writing children’s books, memoirs, poetry, writing research papers, journalism, playwriting, how to teach creative writing, plus one on how to market your work. It promises to be an excellent program – and very valuable for writers and aspiring writers. This is the fourth writers’ workshop; the first three were very well received.”


Public school teachers may earn six Professional Development Credits at the workshop.


The program will run to 5 p.m. Attendees may take part in a “spoken word/essay” contest, in which they present their own work. The winner will receive $100.


Lunch is provided. Workshops include:


Writing about the Law, Ron Goldfarb


Writing the Research Paper, Melissa Edwards


Poetry Workshop, Emanuel di Pasquale & Hank Kalet


Writing for the Stage and Screen, Ben Marshall


Writing About Nature, Gert Coleman


Blogging, Chandra Hayslett


Marketing Your Books and Magazine Articles, Shirley Wachtel


How to Write Children’s Books, Frank Finale


The Memoir, Shirley Wachtel


Teaching Creative Writing to Children, Melissa Edwards


Journalism in the Digital Age, Hank Kalet


This “Express Yourself” Writers' Workshop is a fundraiser to support the publication of the Middlesex County College literary journal. The registration fee is $75 (same day registration is $80); students are $35. Teachers who enroll five students may attend for free.

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