The Writers’ Colony

Writing Program Director, Barbara Cronie, M.A. invites you to discover and expand your writing potential through classes and workshops centered on self-publishing and getting published.

Learn a writing process that works for you! You will learn five 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 the last two sessions.

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Class Registration opens 4/10/17 @ 9:00 a.m. for the Spring/Summer sessions!

Open House is Saturday, April 15th, 12:30 – 3:30 pm

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

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See what a Meetup member of Art Out of School had to say about Open Reading Night at the Cornell Art Museum!

 Paul H. Barber

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.

Open Readings

may 2017

11may6:30 pm- 8:30 pmOpen Reading Night6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

june 2017

8jun6:30 pm- 8:30 pmOpen Reading Night6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

july 2017

13jul6:30 pm- 8:30 pmOpen Reading Night6:30 pm - 8:30 pm


  • Writing Classes

    • NEW! Advanced Fiction

      Instructor: Winston Aarons This course is for students who already have a work in progress. This is a critiquing course in which students will read 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 student with directives that will

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    • From Memories to Memoir

      Instructor: Barbara Cronie Now is the time to organize your life experiences into a memoir worthy of being published, or just write about your favorite people and things as a record of family history. Develop a writing process that works for you. You will learn how essay and narrative writing can be combined to express

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    • Beginning Fiction – Short Story, Novella, Novel

      Instructor: Barbara Cronie If you want to write fiction, but can’t get started… If you have ideas for a plot, but can’t express them… Learn how to create interesting characters involved in an exciting plot. Develop a writing process and practice writing dialogue so your characters come alive! This is a class for beginners. There’s

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    • Critique Group 1

      Instructor: Barbara Cronie PREREQUISITE: BEGINNING FICTION OR FROM MEMORIES TO MEMOIR Continue refining your writing skills through constructive criticism from your peers and the Writing Program Director. Class consists of your reading aloud for 10–15 minutes and then receiving constructive criticism for 10 minutes. You can take the course as often as needed – some

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    • Critique Group 2

      Instructor: Barbara Cronie STUDENTS’ PROJECTS MUST HAVE THE APPROVAL OF THE PROJECT MANAGER Continue refining your writing skills through constructive criticism from your peers and the Writing Program Director. Class consists of your reading aloud for 10–15 minutes and then receiving constructive criticism for 10 minutes. You can take the course as often as needed

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