Candlelight Writers Workshops at River Bend
For writers seeking support and a chance to meet other writers, the River Bend Bookshop and Candlelight Writers’ Workshops are co-hosting a writers’ social at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 21, at the book shop, located at 2217 Main St., Glastonbury. All are welcome! The events are free and open to the public; no RSVP is necessary. Bring written work; we will pull three names out of a hat to read for three minutes each. Questions? Please call the book shop at 860-430-6608.
Writing the Personal Essay
Learn to write a compelling personal essay
If you have something you need to say but are unsure how to say it, the Candlelight Writing Workshops is offering a two-part beginning essay-writing workshop on consecutive Thursdays, June 13 and June 20, beginning at 6:30 p.m., at the River Bend Bookshop, 2217 Main St., Glastonbury.
The personal essay offers one of the simplest paths to becoming a published writer. Numerous publications, including The New York Times and The Hartford Courant, are seeking to publish personal essays. The Hartford Courant’s publisher and editor-in-chief, Andrew Julien, will make a guest appearance to discuss the types of essays in which The Courant is interested.
Candlelight Writers Workshops at River Bend are hosted by Jane Gordon Julien. Jane, 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/Today.com 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.