The Writers’ Colony

Writing Program Director, Barbara Cronie, M.A. invites you to discover and expand your writing potential through fiction and memoir classes and workshops centered on self-publishing and getting published. Register for a writing class here at the Creative Arts School and become a member of The Writers’ Colony!

Learn a writing process that works for you! You will learn ways to create, organize and improve your writing. Emphasis is on selecting the right project to develop for a Critique Group the next term. Choose your project from class assignments, or bring in a work in progress. Constructive criticism is practiced in all courses.

To contact the Creative Arts School, please call 561-243-7922, ext. 478. Deborah or Lianna will be happy to take care of you!

TERM 1 9/18/17 – 10/29/17 | TERM 2 10/30/17 – 12/17/17

TERM 3 1/2/18 – 3/4/18 | TERM 4 3/5/18 – 4/22/18


  • Registration opens 8/21/17 @ 9:00 a.m.
  • Open House is Saturday, September 9th, 12:30 – 3:30 pm



See what a Meetup member of Art Out of School had to say about Open Reading Night at the Cornell Art Museum!
“A wonderful mix of interesting minds and meaningful sharing…from poems with depth and strong metaphorical images to memoirs that were wonderful stories and an especially instructive story of instinct turned to courage. Add magnificent oceanic art work and primate fashion imagery and you get an eclectic evening that was artistically fulfilling. Can’t wait for next months installment of the horse farm mystery.” — Paul H. Barber

Writing Workshops and Open Readings

march 2018

3mar1:00 am- 3:00 pmNEW! Give Life to Your Characters In Fiction1:00 am - 3:00 pm

8mar6:30 pm- 8:30 pmOpen Readings6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

april 2018

12apr6:30 pm- 8:30 pmOpen Readings6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

may 2018

10may6:30 pm- 8:30 pmOpen Readings6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

june 2018

14jun6:30 pm- 8:30 pmOpen Readings6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

  • Writing Classes

    • The Publishing Experience

      Instructor: Barbara Cronie What’s Happening in the Publishing Industry Today and How to Publish 4-Week-Seminar Course | Limited Seating. If you are a beginning writer or a published author, you can’t afford to miss this course! By popular demand, four weeks for two hours: a lecture, discussion, guest speaker (a published author or expert in


    • Beginning Fiction/Memoir

      Instructor: Barbara Cronie Start writing “the great American novel!” Or collect your memories and organize them to produce that memoir you already started! Learn the differences and similarities in today’s fiction and memoir through lectures, discussions, and short writing assignments. Methods on how to improve your writing process include: freewriting, rewriting, editing, keeping a journal,


    • Intermediate and Advanced Fiction

      Instructor: Winston Aarons This course is for students who have completed or already have a work in progress. This is a critique course in which students will read and discuss their works in class and get instructive feedback from their classmates and the instructor. The instructor will act as guide, facilitator and mentor, providing each


    • Critique Group 1

      Instructor: Barbara Cronie PREREQUISITE: Students’ projects must have the approval of the writing program instructor. Continue refining your writing skills with the help of constructive criticism from your peers and the Program Director. Class consists of your reading aloud for 10-15 minutes and then receiving constructive criticism for 10 minutes. Copies of material to be