Writers in the Mountains workshops are set for fall

Roxbury — Three new writing workshops sponsored by Writers in the Mountains are scheduled in the upcoming months. Those interested in registering for classes may do so online at writersinthemountains.org or by calling 607 326-4802.

Barry Seiler will conduct, “ The Short Lyric Poem,” on six consecutive Saturdays that started August 21 from 10 a.m. to noon at The Roxbury Library Association. Registration for the remaining five classes is still open. This workshop will explore how writers approach some of the broad subject areas found in lyric poetry: the personal poem, the public poem, poems about places, poems about things, poems about popular culture. Barry Seiler is the author of four volumes of poetry. His most recent book, Frozen Falls, published in 2001 by the University of Akron Press, was a finalist for the Paterson Poetry Prize. He has received three grants from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, including being named Distinguished Artist in Poetry. The class fee is $25.

Ellen Stewart will facilitate “Parent and Child,” an informal workshop that examines a relationship common to all. Writings can be in any genre, from essay to poetry. The class will meet on Mondays from 10 a.m. to noon, September 13 to October 18 at the Fairview Library, Margaretville. The class fee is $65. Ellen Greene-Stewart is a graduate of Goddard College’s Psychology and Counseling program. She is a licensed, board certified art therapist, and a certified school counselor.

On October 16 and 17 from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. WIM is offering a special intensive workshop, “What’s Truth Got To Do With It? Creative Non-Fiction” led by Bethany Lyttle Writers, prepare to stretch and debate! This class, will read, discuss, write an’d revise literary non-fiction with attention to both the genre’s potential and its limitations. In the course of two sessions, the class will explore what, if any, responsibility does the writer have to readers?

Writers are encouraged to use the class to begin or refine a short work of creative non-fiction. The class fee is $25.