The Writers’ Colony

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 will be happy to take care of you!

OPEN HOUSE SATURDAY 12/15/18 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Fall/Winter 2018-19 CLASSES:

Term 1 – 10/1/2018 – 11/11/2018
Term 2 – 11/13/2018 – 12/23/2018
Term 3 – 1/7/2019 – 3/10/2019
Term 4 – 3/11/2019 – 4/21/2019

VIEW BARBARA CRONIE’S VIDEO

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

november 2018

3nov1:00 am- 3:00 pmGive Life to Your Characters In Fiction1:00 am - 3:00 pm

8nov6:30 pm- 8:30 pmOpen Readings6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

december 2018

13dec6:30 pm- 8:30 pmOpen Readings6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

january 2019

10jan6:30 pm- 8:30 pmOpen Readings6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

12jan1:00 pm- 3:00 pmThe Creative Self1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

february 2019

2feb1:00 am- 3:00 pmGive Life to Your Characters In Fiction1:00 am - 3:00 pm

14feb6:30 pm- 8:30 pmOpen Readings6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

march 2019

14mar6:30 pm- 8:30 pmOpen Readings6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

april 2019

11apr6:30 pm- 8:30 pmOpen Readings6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

may 2019

9may6:30 pm- 8:30 pmOpen Readings6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

june 2019

13jun6:30 pm- 8:30 pmOpen Readings6:30 pm - 8:30 pm


  • Writing Classes

    • 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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    • Critique Group

      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

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    • NEW! Intermediate and Advanced Poetry

      Instructor: Winston Aarons This course is for students who want to understand the craft of poetry and write more convincing, interesting and formidable poems that meet the criteria for publication. They will focus on the various aspects of poetic craft, including imagery, metaphor, line, stanza, rhythm, diction, and tone, in order to strengthen their writing

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