Writing Workshop fundraiser: All proceeds support Literacy Volunteers Adult Tutoring.
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A sliding scale donation is requested: 10 dollars per session is suggested.
Offered three Saturdays
February 13, March 13, and April 10 3:00-4:30 pm.
Write to Discover~
a virtual Creative Writing Workshop
Explore the writer in you, while donating to a good cause
with Maine Humanities Council Co-Facilitators; Elizabeth Cooke and Sara Beech
We will spend the afternoon using art and writing to share our stories.
all ages and levels of experience are welcome!
Elizabeth and Sara will guide participants through simple exercises to discover their inner writers and the stories they need to tell. Participants will turn their personal stories into beautiful, unique finished works of art by the end of the workshop.
Session 1, February 13: Outside Lives, Inside Dreams: Using Maine author Ashley Bryan’s beautiful book, Freedom Over Me, as a starting point, we will create works of art and writing around observable outsides and unseen inner lives.
Session 2, March 13: Beautiful Futures Mini-Zine: In this session we will use list-poems, art, collage, and mini-zine formatting to imagine and record our dreams for a beautiful future in tiny, shareable book form.
Session 3, April 10: I Used To...But Now...And Some Day: Brainstorming beginnings, middles, and ends to choose a starting point for writing/collaging to discover the end in a personalized finished piece.
Elizabeth Cooke has collaborated with LVFSC as a Maine Humanities Council Scholar, leading group book discussions for over 20 years. She began teaching at age 7, on 'snow days' when the neighborhood kids came to her house for 'school', where she taught AA Milne poetry and arithmetic. She became a classroom teacher for 37 years, and continues her life's work as a writer and teacher of writing. Elizabeth still loves seeing the 'write to discover' miracle occur in people of all ages...along with the joy of reading and learning. Elizabeth published two works of fiction, one of non-fiction, and hopes to find a publisher for a new novel. She is a Woods Girl; snowshoeing in winter and swimming in summer. She adores her dogs and cats, children and grandchildren, and did not try to teach them to write.
Sara Beech, LVFSC Administrative Assistant and Tutoring Program Coordinator since 2016, is a Maine Humanities Council Facilitator, a full time Master’s student of Community Education and Transformative Language Arts at Goddard College, and a board member of the Wilton Free Public Library. Sara has always pursued alternative education pathways. Can you believe she tried to become a Literacy Volunteers tutor at the age of 9? Sara and her children raise goats, play a variety of games, read books, and of course-write. They all love to dabble in playing musical instruments.
Other Ways to Donate to our programs
Would you like to purchase children's books for parents in need?
You can do this through our collaboration with DD&G Booksellers.
go to our Headstart program page
Do you have books to donate?
We collaborate with local used book stores to accept donated books for distribution to families in need (Jaimi's Book Program).
If you're interested in donating books, please contact Twice Sold Tales in downtown Farmington
Facebook link: Twice Sold Tales Facebook page
You may also fill out the form below and a member of our staff will be in touch with you.