Seniors & Veterans

FREE Writing Workshop Series with The Room to Write

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Workshop facilitators above (left to right): Colleen Getty, Sally Chetwynd, Linda Malcolm and Kathleen Shine Cain.

Get your thoughts, memories, stories, histories, and personal experiences down on paper! Held at the Wakefield Senior Center every Tuesday in October, this workshop series is approachable for those hesitant to write and fulfilling for those wanting to grow in their writing experience.


Participants will experience three unique approaches to written expression. At the first workshop, participants will meet the instructors, learn about their writing, and how they got started writing. The following weeks participants will experiment with writing poetry, memoir, and fiction.


Workshops will be on:

October 4th, 11th, 18th, and 25th from 1:00 – 2:15.

No registration necessary.


Wakefield Senior Center

30 Converse Street

Wakefield, MA.


If you have questions, please contact Linda Malcolm, Coordinator of Senior and Veteran Programming for The Room to Write, at 781-439-1080 or linda@theroomtowrite.org.

This series is free to participants thanks to our sponsors: The Savings Bank and Wakefield Cooperative Bank.

Seniors

The Room to Write has received several requests for more writing opportunities and workshops for seniors in the communities we serve.

Workshops are designed to be approachable for those hesitant to write and fulfilling for those wanting to grow in their writing experience. Workshops will include the opportunity to get thoughts, memories, stories, history and personal experiences on paper and an invitation to share when comfortable. Participants will be guided according to individual needs and goals.

Veterans


As we build relationships with the many organizations that serve seniors in communities north of Boston, Veterans emerged as a natural partner through our outreach.

We welcome veterans of all ages to participate in our writing programs.

Linda Malcolm - Coordinator of Senior and Veteran Programming

We are so pleased to have Linda Malcolm as the Coordinator of Senior and Veteran Programming for The Room to Write.

Linda is a local non-fiction writer and author of Cornfields to Codfish, a collection of short personal essays. Throughout the last ten years or so, she has been writing short, non-fiction, personal essays. In 2018, she was one of sixteen non-fiction writers selected to attend the annual New York State Summer Writers Institute at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, NY.

To learn more about senior and veteran writing programs, contact Linda Malcolm at linda@theroomtowrite.org.