Seniors & Veterans
Gather & Write Sessions
Tuesday, February 7th, 14th, and 21st
March 7th, 14th, and 21st
Wakefield Senior Center
1:30 to 2:45 pm
Whether you are an avid writer or if writing is completely new to you, this is your chance to drop in and explore writing in a friendly, approachable setting. Come with your own ideas of what to write or be inspired by prompts provided by facilitators from The Room to Write. Please bring your own preferred writing “utensils” —such as pen & paper, iPad, or computer.
Writers’ Critique Group:
1:30 to 2:45 pm
The Last Tuesday of Each Month
Join us at the Wakefield Senior Center to share and critique one another’s work in a safe and friendly environment!
Submissions of up to 1,000 words are due on or before the 2nd-to-last Tuesday of each month. They will be distributed to all attendees the following Wednesday, giving everyone a week to print and critique other people’s submissions.
Click here for a PDF version of the program flier to print and share!
*Please review the following in preparation for submission and offering critique:
For more information, contact Linda Malcolm at email@example.com or 781-439-1080.
Photo courtesy of JC Marketing
Want to learn about how a local writers' critique group works?
Hear from three local writers who participate in the
Stoneham Writers Group.
Read about the "Seniors to Seniors" event that took place on November 16th, 2022.
Click here to visit our blog and learn about the Seniors to Seniors event.
Read about our Workshop Series that took place in October of 2022.
Click here to visit our blog and read about our Senior & Veterans Writing Workshop series.
After our structured 4-week workshop series in October at the Wakefield Senior Center we held more informal guided writing sessions we call "Gather & Write" during the months of November and December. We look forward to holding another structured 3-week workshop series in January 2023 focusing on Memoir Writing.
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! Our workshops are approachable for those hesitant to write and fulfilling for those wanting to grow in their writing experience.
Participants will experience a variety of approaches to written expression, meet the instructors to learn about their writing while experimenting with writing poetry, memoir, and fiction.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.