Candlelight Writers Workshops at River Bend

Candlelight Writing Workshops are held spring, fall, and winter at River Bend Bookshop, as a motivator for writing, as a community builder for writers, and as a teaching tool. 


Here's what is going on at River Bend for writers:

Writers' Accountability Group

Candlelight Writing Workshops and River Bend sponsor a Writers' Accountability Group that meets regularly at the bookshop.  It's free and open to all writers to share a few paragraphs of ongoing work.  Group meetings are scheduled for January 13th and February 10th, at 6:30pm.


Workshops - Registration Required

Register now: Send an email to janegordonjulien@gmail[dot]com

For Information Visit Candlelight Writing Workshops


Winter Workshop 1: Mastering the Fundamentals of Story

A four-week course designed to help you hone your writing skills. 

When: 6:30 p.m., four Wednesdays starting Jan. 8 at River Bend Bookshop, 2217 Main St., Glastonbury

Cost: $150 / Course is now full.


Winter Workshop 2: The Art of the Essay

Are you yearning to start writing again? An essay is one of the simplest forms to begin. 

When: 6:30 p.m., four Wednesdays starting Feb. 5 at River Bend Bookshop, 2217 Main St., Glastonbury

Cost: $160 / Space is limited.


Writing Prompts

Candlelight Writing Workshops offers free weekly writing prompts. Go to and challenge yourself.


Jane Gordon Julien hosting writers' workshops at River Bend BookshopCandlelight Writers Workshops at River Bend are hosted by Jane Gordon JulienJane, an essayist and journalist, is a longtime contributing writer to The New York Times. Her work has been published in magazines and newspapers throughout the country, including the Los Angeles Times, Newsday, Northeast Magazine, and NBC/ and was recently included in the anthology, “Words Matter.” She has served as an adjunct journalist professor at the University of Alabama-Birmingham and a guest lecturer at the University of Connecticut. Jane holds a master’s degree from Sarah Lawrence College, where she was an assistant editor at the literary journal Lumina, and a bachelor’s degree from the highly acclaimed University of Missouri-Columbia School of Journalism.