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March 2019

Pastel Classes Spring 2019

March 26 @ 1:00 am - 3:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 1:00am on Tuesday, repeating until April 9, 2019

$157.50 – $175

Pastel Classes Spring 2019 INSTRUCTOR: Jane Penfield Dates: March 5, 12, 19, 26, April 2, 9, 2019 Times: Tuesdays, 1-3:30pm Cost: $175 Non-Member/$157.50 ACE Member 6-week session Register online or call 860-871-8222 ​This class will help you develop confidence with the pastel medium.  Topics will include building a strong composition, understanding values, creating light and shadow, and developing cohesive color harmony to develop a strong painting from start to finish. Various underpainting techniques will be introduced. Reference photos you have taken yourself may be used for subject matter, or you may bring still life materials. All levels of experience are welcome.

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Soy Candle Making 101

March 26 @ 7:00 pm
$45

Soy Candle Making 101 Instructor: Laurie Lynne Zlotowski Date: Tuesday, March 26, 2019 Time: 7:00-9:00pm Cost: $45 Learn how to pour candles, choose from over 50 scents, leave with 2 long burning, clean burning candles that burn over 25 hours each. Kids aged 7 and up are welcome! Laurie Lynne Zlotowski is the owner of creative girl studios and teacher of crafts for over 27 years.

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Write Your Memoir or Novel: Morning Sessions

March 27 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
|Recurring Event (See all)
No class on Wednesday, March 20 and April 10
$132 – $145

Write Your Memoir or Novel –Spring 2019-Morning Sessions INSTRUCTOR: C. FLANAGAN FLYNN Spring Into Your Writing! If you have a desire to make writing your memoir or novel a priority this spring, this collaborative workshop will provide you the necessary guidance, structure, and writer’s tools. In this 6-week morning workshop, you’ll learn how to draw upon your life experiences to write a memoir or craft fiction from your imagination. You’ll tackle your writing from all angles—as a reader, writer, and editor—with your eye toward publication. You’ll learn strategies to execute your ideas and build a working structure to save you time. To hone your craft, you’ll study nonfiction and fiction mentor texts. Under the guidance of a working editor of two award-winning magazines, you’ll learn how to shape your writing to captivate readers and sustain their interest. Writers of all levels are welcome. Workshop will target opportunities for growth to produce your highest quality writing. These six weeks will be transformational! This class sold out quickly for the Winter Session so register today! Dates: Wednesdays, March 13, March 27, April 3, April 17, April 24, May 1 Please note there are no classes on MARCH 20, AND APRIL10,  Time: 9:30 am -11:30 am Fee: $145 non members/$132 members Register online or call 860-871-8222

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Write Your Memoir or Novel: Afternoon Sessions

March 27 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
No classes on March 20 and April 10
$132 – $145

NEW CLASS ADDED! Write Your Memoir or Novel – Spring 2019 –  Afternoon Sessions INSTRUCTOR: C. FLANAGAN FLYNN Spring Into Your Writing! If you have a desire to make writing your memoir or novel a priority this spring, this collaborative workshop will provide you the necessary guidance, structure, and writer’s tools. In this 6-week afternoon workshop, you’ll learn how to draw upon your life experiences to write a memoir or craft fiction from your imagination. You’ll tackle your writing from all angles—as a reader, writer, and editor—with your eye toward publication. You’ll learn strategies to execute your ideas and build a working structure to save you time. To hone your craft, you’ll study nonfiction and fiction mentor texts. Under the guidance of a working editor of two award-winning magazines, you’ll learn how to shape your writing to captivate readers and sustain their interest. Writers of all levels are welcome. Workshop will target opportunities for growth to produce your highest quality writing. These six weeks will be transformational! The morning session of this workshop has consistently sold out. The afternoon session has been added due to the popularity of this writers’ workshop. ACE reserves the right to combine both workshops if enrollment is under 5 students. Dates: Wednesdays, March 13, March 27, April 3, April 17, April 24, May 1 Please note there are no classes on MARCH 20, AND APRIL10 Time:1:00 pm -3:00 pm Fee: $145 non members/$132 members Register online or call 860-871-8222 Flanagan Flynn, an award-winning writer and 2018 finalist for the Frank McCourt Memoir Prize, has been twice nominated for the Pushcart Prize. The former Managing Editor of Brain Child: The Magazine for Thinking Mothers and Brain, Teen: The Magazine for Thinking Parents, she currently writes Inkling Magazine’s Literary Unleased column. Her writing has been recognized or appeared in The New York Times, Memoir Magazine, Proximity Magazine, The Southampton Review, Brain Child, and Brain Teen. She’s also been featured in The Hartford Courant and has spoken on writing and publishing panels at colleges and universities in New England. A former proofreader for Funk & Wagnalls Encyclopedias and Weekly Reader Magazine, she’s edited nonfiction and fiction books published by Macmillan, Penguin Random House, New World Library, and Lone Pine Publishing, as well as countless literary magazines and online venues. She’s a sought-after copywriter and content creator whose clients have included NBA players and global brands such as Coca-Cola, Pepperidge Farm, Seagram’s, and Coldwell Banker. A ghostwriter and writer-in-residence, she teaches memoir, novel, manuscript writing, and publishing workshops at Westport Writers’ Workshop, The Storyteller’s Cottage, and Bay Path University. She holds a M.A.L.S. from Wesleyan University and has studied writing at such institutions as Harvard University, Yale University, Mount Holyoke College, Trinity College, and literary hubs including Grub Street, Catapult, and The Mark Twain House. She’s performed her essays and stories live at Infinity Hall and The Connecticut Historical Society.

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ACE Book Club: March

March 27 @ 2:30 pm - 3:45 pm
$5

ACE Book Club Bartleby the Scrivener by Herman Melville Bartleby, the Scrivener: A Story of Wall Street is a short story by the American writer Herman Melville. In the story, a Wall Street lawyer hires a new clerk who, after an initial bout of hard work, refuses to make copy or do any other task required of him, with the words “I would prefer not to”. 14  years old and up. Date: Wednesday, March 27, 2019 Time: 2:30  to 3:45 Cost: Free to ACE members, $5 at the door for non-members

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Acrylic Paint-Alongs

March 30 @ 1:00 pm - March 31 @ 3:00 pm
$35.00

Acrylic Paint-Alongs Date: Saturday, March 30th Time: 1:00-3:00pm Cost: $35 includes materials Instructor: Celeste Forst Paint Alongs: Step by step paintings on canvas board.  Size 8×10. Ages 12 and up.Celeste Forst, is a middle school art teacher, muralist, and crafter. Register online or call 860-871-8222

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April 2019

Pastel Classes Spring 2019

April 2 @ 1:00 am - 3:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 1:00am on Tuesday, repeating until April 9, 2019

$157.50 – $175

Pastel Classes Spring 2019 INSTRUCTOR: Jane Penfield Dates: March 5, 12, 19, 26, April 2, 9, 2019 Times: Tuesdays, 1-3:30pm Cost: $175 Non-Member/$157.50 ACE Member 6-week session Register online or call 860-871-8222 ​This class will help you develop confidence with the pastel medium.  Topics will include building a strong composition, understanding values, creating light and shadow, and developing cohesive color harmony to develop a strong painting from start to finish. Various underpainting techniques will be introduced. Reference photos you have taken yourself may be used for subject matter, or you may bring still life materials. All levels of experience are welcome.

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Write Your Memoir or Novel: Morning Sessions

April 3 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
|Recurring Event (See all)
No class on Wednesday, March 20 and April 10
$132 – $145

Write Your Memoir or Novel –Spring 2019-Morning Sessions INSTRUCTOR: C. FLANAGAN FLYNN Spring Into Your Writing! If you have a desire to make writing your memoir or novel a priority this spring, this collaborative workshop will provide you the necessary guidance, structure, and writer’s tools. In this 6-week morning workshop, you’ll learn how to draw upon your life experiences to write a memoir or craft fiction from your imagination. You’ll tackle your writing from all angles—as a reader, writer, and editor—with your eye toward publication. You’ll learn strategies to execute your ideas and build a working structure to save you time. To hone your craft, you’ll study nonfiction and fiction mentor texts. Under the guidance of a working editor of two award-winning magazines, you’ll learn how to shape your writing to captivate readers and sustain their interest. Writers of all levels are welcome. Workshop will target opportunities for growth to produce your highest quality writing. These six weeks will be transformational! This class sold out quickly for the Winter Session so register today! Dates: Wednesdays, March 13, March 27, April 3, April 17, April 24, May 1 Please note there are no classes on MARCH 20, AND APRIL10,  Time: 9:30 am -11:30 am Fee: $145 non members/$132 members Register online or call 860-871-8222

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Write Your Memoir or Novel: Afternoon Sessions

April 3 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
No classes on March 20 and April 10
$132 – $145

NEW CLASS ADDED! Write Your Memoir or Novel – Spring 2019 –  Afternoon Sessions INSTRUCTOR: C. FLANAGAN FLYNN Spring Into Your Writing! If you have a desire to make writing your memoir or novel a priority this spring, this collaborative workshop will provide you the necessary guidance, structure, and writer’s tools. In this 6-week afternoon workshop, you’ll learn how to draw upon your life experiences to write a memoir or craft fiction from your imagination. You’ll tackle your writing from all angles—as a reader, writer, and editor—with your eye toward publication. You’ll learn strategies to execute your ideas and build a working structure to save you time. To hone your craft, you’ll study nonfiction and fiction mentor texts. Under the guidance of a working editor of two award-winning magazines, you’ll learn how to shape your writing to captivate readers and sustain their interest. Writers of all levels are welcome. Workshop will target opportunities for growth to produce your highest quality writing. These six weeks will be transformational! The morning session of this workshop has consistently sold out. The afternoon session has been added due to the popularity of this writers’ workshop. ACE reserves the right to combine both workshops if enrollment is under 5 students. Dates: Wednesdays, March 13, March 27, April 3, April 17, April 24, May 1 Please note there are no classes on MARCH 20, AND APRIL10 Time:1:00 pm -3:00 pm Fee: $145 non members/$132 members Register online or call 860-871-8222 Flanagan Flynn, an award-winning writer and 2018 finalist for the Frank McCourt Memoir Prize, has been twice nominated for the Pushcart Prize. The former Managing Editor of Brain Child: The Magazine for Thinking Mothers and Brain, Teen: The Magazine for Thinking Parents, she currently writes Inkling Magazine’s Literary Unleased column. Her writing has been recognized or appeared in The New York Times, Memoir Magazine, Proximity Magazine, The Southampton Review, Brain Child, and Brain Teen. She’s also been featured in The Hartford Courant and has spoken on writing and publishing panels at colleges and universities in New England. A former proofreader for Funk & Wagnalls Encyclopedias and Weekly Reader Magazine, she’s edited nonfiction and fiction books published by Macmillan, Penguin Random House, New World Library, and Lone Pine Publishing, as well as countless literary magazines and online venues. She’s a sought-after copywriter and content creator whose clients have included NBA players and global brands such as Coca-Cola, Pepperidge Farm, Seagram’s, and Coldwell Banker. A ghostwriter and writer-in-residence, she teaches memoir, novel, manuscript writing, and publishing workshops at Westport Writers’ Workshop, The Storyteller’s Cottage, and Bay Path University. She holds a M.A.L.S. from Wesleyan University and has studied writing at such institutions as Harvard University, Yale University, Mount Holyoke College, Trinity College, and literary hubs including Grub Street, Catapult, and The Mark Twain House. She’s performed her essays and stories live at Infinity Hall and The Connecticut Historical Society.

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Take Great Photos with your Smartphone

April 8 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
$35.00

Take Great Photos with your Smartphone Instructor: Peter Glass Date: Monday, April 8, 2019 Time: 6:00-9:00pm Cost: $35 Register on-line or call 860- 877-8222 This is a class for those truly interested in producing quality images with their smartphone cameras. Their capabilities extend far beyond what most people seem to use them for… taking selfies. In many situations, they work quite well as stand-ins for SLR cameras. A good quality smartphone camera can work almost as well.

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Pastel Classes Spring 2019

April 9 @ 1:00 am - 3:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 1:00am on Tuesday, repeating until April 9, 2019

$157.50 – $175

Pastel Classes Spring 2019 INSTRUCTOR: Jane Penfield Dates: March 5, 12, 19, 26, April 2, 9, 2019 Times: Tuesdays, 1-3:30pm Cost: $175 Non-Member/$157.50 ACE Member 6-week session Register online or call 860-871-8222 ​This class will help you develop confidence with the pastel medium.  Topics will include building a strong composition, understanding values, creating light and shadow, and developing cohesive color harmony to develop a strong painting from start to finish. Various underpainting techniques will be introduced. Reference photos you have taken yourself may be used for subject matter, or you may bring still life materials. All levels of experience are welcome.

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Write Your Memoir or Novel: Morning Sessions

April 10 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
|Recurring Event (See all)
No class on Wednesday, March 20 and April 10
$132 – $145

Write Your Memoir or Novel –Spring 2019-Morning Sessions INSTRUCTOR: C. FLANAGAN FLYNN Spring Into Your Writing! If you have a desire to make writing your memoir or novel a priority this spring, this collaborative workshop will provide you the necessary guidance, structure, and writer’s tools. In this 6-week morning workshop, you’ll learn how to draw upon your life experiences to write a memoir or craft fiction from your imagination. You’ll tackle your writing from all angles—as a reader, writer, and editor—with your eye toward publication. You’ll learn strategies to execute your ideas and build a working structure to save you time. To hone your craft, you’ll study nonfiction and fiction mentor texts. Under the guidance of a working editor of two award-winning magazines, you’ll learn how to shape your writing to captivate readers and sustain their interest. Writers of all levels are welcome. Workshop will target opportunities for growth to produce your highest quality writing. These six weeks will be transformational! This class sold out quickly for the Winter Session so register today! Dates: Wednesdays, March 13, March 27, April 3, April 17, April 24, May 1 Please note there are no classes on MARCH 20, AND APRIL10,  Time: 9:30 am -11:30 am Fee: $145 non members/$132 members Register online or call 860-871-8222

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Write Your Memoir or Novel: Afternoon Sessions

April 10 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
No classes on March 20 and April 10
$132 – $145

NEW CLASS ADDED! Write Your Memoir or Novel – Spring 2019 –  Afternoon Sessions INSTRUCTOR: C. FLANAGAN FLYNN Spring Into Your Writing! If you have a desire to make writing your memoir or novel a priority this spring, this collaborative workshop will provide you the necessary guidance, structure, and writer’s tools. In this 6-week afternoon workshop, you’ll learn how to draw upon your life experiences to write a memoir or craft fiction from your imagination. You’ll tackle your writing from all angles—as a reader, writer, and editor—with your eye toward publication. You’ll learn strategies to execute your ideas and build a working structure to save you time. To hone your craft, you’ll study nonfiction and fiction mentor texts. Under the guidance of a working editor of two award-winning magazines, you’ll learn how to shape your writing to captivate readers and sustain their interest. Writers of all levels are welcome. Workshop will target opportunities for growth to produce your highest quality writing. These six weeks will be transformational! The morning session of this workshop has consistently sold out. The afternoon session has been added due to the popularity of this writers’ workshop. ACE reserves the right to combine both workshops if enrollment is under 5 students. Dates: Wednesdays, March 13, March 27, April 3, April 17, April 24, May 1 Please note there are no classes on MARCH 20, AND APRIL10 Time:1:00 pm -3:00 pm Fee: $145 non members/$132 members Register online or call 860-871-8222 Flanagan Flynn, an award-winning writer and 2018 finalist for the Frank McCourt Memoir Prize, has been twice nominated for the Pushcart Prize. The former Managing Editor of Brain Child: The Magazine for Thinking Mothers and Brain, Teen: The Magazine for Thinking Parents, she currently writes Inkling Magazine’s Literary Unleased column. Her writing has been recognized or appeared in The New York Times, Memoir Magazine, Proximity Magazine, The Southampton Review, Brain Child, and Brain Teen. She’s also been featured in The Hartford Courant and has spoken on writing and publishing panels at colleges and universities in New England. A former proofreader for Funk & Wagnalls Encyclopedias and Weekly Reader Magazine, she’s edited nonfiction and fiction books published by Macmillan, Penguin Random House, New World Library, and Lone Pine Publishing, as well as countless literary magazines and online venues. She’s a sought-after copywriter and content creator whose clients have included NBA players and global brands such as Coca-Cola, Pepperidge Farm, Seagram’s, and Coldwell Banker. A ghostwriter and writer-in-residence, she teaches memoir, novel, manuscript writing, and publishing workshops at Westport Writers’ Workshop, The Storyteller’s Cottage, and Bay Path University. She holds a M.A.L.S. from Wesleyan University and has studied writing at such institutions as Harvard University, Yale University, Mount Holyoke College, Trinity College, and literary hubs including Grub Street, Catapult, and The Mark Twain House. She’s performed her essays and stories live at Infinity Hall and The Connecticut Historical Society.

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Jewelry Wire Wrapping

April 11 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
$45

Jewelry Wire Wrapping Instructor: Laurie Lynne Zlotowski Date: Thursday, April 11, 2019 Time: 7:00- 9:00pm Cost: $45.00 Learn basic wire wrapping techniques to apply to sea glass and geode slices, leave with 2 finished necklaces. Kids aged 10 and up are welcome! Laurie Lynne Zlotowski is the owner of creative girl studios and teacher of crafts for over 27 years.

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Always Nina (evening performance)

April 13 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
$12 – $15

Always Nina A Tennessee Story and Songbook For tickets click on your preferred date below: Date:  Saturday, April 13, 7:30pm           Sunday, April 14, 2:30pm Cost: $15 general admission • $12 student/senior/military/ACE member Stories by Nina Cathey Allbert, Music and Lyrics by Joan Burr Book by Nina Cathey Allbert and Joan Burr Tennessee storyteller Nina Cathey Allbert will delight you with stories from her childhood and beyond. Let Nina’s charming singing voice and unique story-telling style lead you on a heartwarming adventure through middle Tennessee. Along the way, you will encounter bikers, beauty queens, teen-age moms, evangelists, country folk, and millionaires, as well as Nina’s own family – Mama, Daddy, Little Grannie, Uncle George, Al, Roxie, Sean, and more. This treasure chest of tales will remind you of the richness of your own life and may inspire you to reveal your own saga in your own way.

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Always Nina (matinee)

April 14 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
$12 – $15

Always Nina A Tennessee Story and Songbook For tickets click on your preferred date below: Date:  Saturday, April 13, 7:30pm           Sunday, April 14, 2:30pm Cost: $15 general admission • $12 student/senior/military/ACE member Stories by Nina Cathey Allbert, Music and Lyrics by Joan Burr Book by Nina Cathey Allbert and Joan Burr Tennessee storyteller Nina Cathey Allbert will delight you with stories from her childhood and beyond. Let Nina’s charming singing voice and unique story-telling style lead you on a heartwarming adventure through middle Tennessee. Along the way, you will encounter bikers, beauty queens, teen-age moms, evangelists, country folk, and millionaires, as well as Nina’s own family – Mama, Daddy, Little Grannie, Uncle George, Al, Roxie, Sean, and more. This treasure chest of tales will remind you of the richness of your own life and may inspire you to reveal your own saga in your own way.

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Write Your Memoir or Novel: Morning Sessions

April 17 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
|Recurring Event (See all)
No class on Wednesday, March 20 and April 10
$132 – $145

Write Your Memoir or Novel –Spring 2019-Morning Sessions INSTRUCTOR: C. FLANAGAN FLYNN Spring Into Your Writing! If you have a desire to make writing your memoir or novel a priority this spring, this collaborative workshop will provide you the necessary guidance, structure, and writer’s tools. In this 6-week morning workshop, you’ll learn how to draw upon your life experiences to write a memoir or craft fiction from your imagination. You’ll tackle your writing from all angles—as a reader, writer, and editor—with your eye toward publication. You’ll learn strategies to execute your ideas and build a working structure to save you time. To hone your craft, you’ll study nonfiction and fiction mentor texts. Under the guidance of a working editor of two award-winning magazines, you’ll learn how to shape your writing to captivate readers and sustain their interest. Writers of all levels are welcome. Workshop will target opportunities for growth to produce your highest quality writing. These six weeks will be transformational! This class sold out quickly for the Winter Session so register today! Dates: Wednesdays, March 13, March 27, April 3, April 17, April 24, May 1 Please note there are no classes on MARCH 20, AND APRIL10,  Time: 9:30 am -11:30 am Fee: $145 non members/$132 members Register online or call 860-871-8222

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Write Your Memoir or Novel: Afternoon Sessions

April 17 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
No classes on March 20 and April 10
$132 – $145

NEW CLASS ADDED! Write Your Memoir or Novel – Spring 2019 –  Afternoon Sessions INSTRUCTOR: C. FLANAGAN FLYNN Spring Into Your Writing! If you have a desire to make writing your memoir or novel a priority this spring, this collaborative workshop will provide you the necessary guidance, structure, and writer’s tools. In this 6-week afternoon workshop, you’ll learn how to draw upon your life experiences to write a memoir or craft fiction from your imagination. You’ll tackle your writing from all angles—as a reader, writer, and editor—with your eye toward publication. You’ll learn strategies to execute your ideas and build a working structure to save you time. To hone your craft, you’ll study nonfiction and fiction mentor texts. Under the guidance of a working editor of two award-winning magazines, you’ll learn how to shape your writing to captivate readers and sustain their interest. Writers of all levels are welcome. Workshop will target opportunities for growth to produce your highest quality writing. These six weeks will be transformational! The morning session of this workshop has consistently sold out. The afternoon session has been added due to the popularity of this writers’ workshop. ACE reserves the right to combine both workshops if enrollment is under 5 students. Dates: Wednesdays, March 13, March 27, April 3, April 17, April 24, May 1 Please note there are no classes on MARCH 20, AND APRIL10 Time:1:00 pm -3:00 pm Fee: $145 non members/$132 members Register online or call 860-871-8222 Flanagan Flynn, an award-winning writer and 2018 finalist for the Frank McCourt Memoir Prize, has been twice nominated for the Pushcart Prize. The former Managing Editor of Brain Child: The Magazine for Thinking Mothers and Brain, Teen: The Magazine for Thinking Parents, she currently writes Inkling Magazine’s Literary Unleased column. Her writing has been recognized or appeared in The New York Times, Memoir Magazine, Proximity Magazine, The Southampton Review, Brain Child, and Brain Teen. She’s also been featured in The Hartford Courant and has spoken on writing and publishing panels at colleges and universities in New England. A former proofreader for Funk & Wagnalls Encyclopedias and Weekly Reader Magazine, she’s edited nonfiction and fiction books published by Macmillan, Penguin Random House, New World Library, and Lone Pine Publishing, as well as countless literary magazines and online venues. She’s a sought-after copywriter and content creator whose clients have included NBA players and global brands such as Coca-Cola, Pepperidge Farm, Seagram’s, and Coldwell Banker. A ghostwriter and writer-in-residence, she teaches memoir, novel, manuscript writing, and publishing workshops at Westport Writers’ Workshop, The Storyteller’s Cottage, and Bay Path University. She holds a M.A.L.S. from Wesleyan University and has studied writing at such institutions as Harvard University, Yale University, Mount Holyoke College, Trinity College, and literary hubs including Grub Street, Catapult, and The Mark Twain House. She’s performed her essays and stories live at Infinity Hall and The Connecticut Historical Society.

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Write Your Memoir or Novel: Morning Sessions

April 24 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
|Recurring Event (See all)
No class on Wednesday, March 20 and April 10
$132 – $145

Write Your Memoir or Novel –Spring 2019-Morning Sessions INSTRUCTOR: C. FLANAGAN FLYNN Spring Into Your Writing! If you have a desire to make writing your memoir or novel a priority this spring, this collaborative workshop will provide you the necessary guidance, structure, and writer’s tools. In this 6-week morning workshop, you’ll learn how to draw upon your life experiences to write a memoir or craft fiction from your imagination. You’ll tackle your writing from all angles—as a reader, writer, and editor—with your eye toward publication. You’ll learn strategies to execute your ideas and build a working structure to save you time. To hone your craft, you’ll study nonfiction and fiction mentor texts. Under the guidance of a working editor of two award-winning magazines, you’ll learn how to shape your writing to captivate readers and sustain their interest. Writers of all levels are welcome. Workshop will target opportunities for growth to produce your highest quality writing. These six weeks will be transformational! This class sold out quickly for the Winter Session so register today! Dates: Wednesdays, March 13, March 27, April 3, April 17, April 24, May 1 Please note there are no classes on MARCH 20, AND APRIL10,  Time: 9:30 am -11:30 am Fee: $145 non members/$132 members Register online or call 860-871-8222

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Write Your Memoir or Novel: Afternoon Sessions

April 24 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
No classes on March 20 and April 10
$132 – $145

NEW CLASS ADDED! Write Your Memoir or Novel – Spring 2019 –  Afternoon Sessions INSTRUCTOR: C. FLANAGAN FLYNN Spring Into Your Writing! If you have a desire to make writing your memoir or novel a priority this spring, this collaborative workshop will provide you the necessary guidance, structure, and writer’s tools. In this 6-week afternoon workshop, you’ll learn how to draw upon your life experiences to write a memoir or craft fiction from your imagination. You’ll tackle your writing from all angles—as a reader, writer, and editor—with your eye toward publication. You’ll learn strategies to execute your ideas and build a working structure to save you time. To hone your craft, you’ll study nonfiction and fiction mentor texts. Under the guidance of a working editor of two award-winning magazines, you’ll learn how to shape your writing to captivate readers and sustain their interest. Writers of all levels are welcome. Workshop will target opportunities for growth to produce your highest quality writing. These six weeks will be transformational! The morning session of this workshop has consistently sold out. The afternoon session has been added due to the popularity of this writers’ workshop. ACE reserves the right to combine both workshops if enrollment is under 5 students. Dates: Wednesdays, March 13, March 27, April 3, April 17, April 24, May 1 Please note there are no classes on MARCH 20, AND APRIL10 Time:1:00 pm -3:00 pm Fee: $145 non members/$132 members Register online or call 860-871-8222 Flanagan Flynn, an award-winning writer and 2018 finalist for the Frank McCourt Memoir Prize, has been twice nominated for the Pushcart Prize. The former Managing Editor of Brain Child: The Magazine for Thinking Mothers and Brain, Teen: The Magazine for Thinking Parents, she currently writes Inkling Magazine’s Literary Unleased column. Her writing has been recognized or appeared in The New York Times, Memoir Magazine, Proximity Magazine, The Southampton Review, Brain Child, and Brain Teen. She’s also been featured in The Hartford Courant and has spoken on writing and publishing panels at colleges and universities in New England. A former proofreader for Funk & Wagnalls Encyclopedias and Weekly Reader Magazine, she’s edited nonfiction and fiction books published by Macmillan, Penguin Random House, New World Library, and Lone Pine Publishing, as well as countless literary magazines and online venues. She’s a sought-after copywriter and content creator whose clients have included NBA players and global brands such as Coca-Cola, Pepperidge Farm, Seagram’s, and Coldwell Banker. A ghostwriter and writer-in-residence, she teaches memoir, novel, manuscript writing, and publishing workshops at Westport Writers’ Workshop, The Storyteller’s Cottage, and Bay Path University. She holds a M.A.L.S. from Wesleyan University and has studied writing at such institutions as Harvard University, Yale University, Mount Holyoke College, Trinity College, and literary hubs including Grub Street, Catapult, and The Mark Twain House. She’s performed her essays and stories live at Infinity Hall and The Connecticut Historical Society.

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ACE BOOK CLUB: April

April 24 @ 2:30 pm
$5

April ACE Book Club Meeting Date: Wednesday, April 24 Time: 2:30-3:30pm Cost: $5.00 for non-members, free to ACE members Hold the Roses by Rose Marie (2002). Rose Marie is known to many of us as Sally Rogers, the wise-cracking comedy writer from the Dick Van Dyke Show. In fact, her career lasted 90 years! As a child star, she was known as Baby Rose Marie. She went on to play many roles as an adult American actress. There is a wonderful film about her life, a tribute to her done by a young documentary film-maker in a film called “Wait for Your Laugh”. In that film, her costars, Carl Reiner, Dick Van Dyke, Peter Marshall, and Tim Conway, also appear in the screening of this film. Enjoy both and come to the book discussion on April 24th!  Both are available on Amazon for purchase or can be borrowed through your local library. Kids ages 14 and up are welcome.

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Clay Ring Dish Making

April 27 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
$45

Clay Ring Dish Making Instructor: Laurie Lynne Zlotowski Date: Saturday, April 27, 2019 Time: 12:00-2:00pm Cost: $45 includes materials Make two of your very own clay ring dishes. We will also paint them with acrylics and learn about texturing options. You will leave with two dishes. At least one will be fired on site. Ages 8 and up welcome! Laurie Lynne Zlotowski is the owner of creative girl studios and is teacher of crafts for over 27 years.

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May 2019

Write Your Memoir or Novel: Morning Sessions

May 1 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
|Recurring Event (See all)
No class on Wednesday, March 20 and April 10
$132 – $145

Write Your Memoir or Novel –Spring 2019-Morning Sessions INSTRUCTOR: C. FLANAGAN FLYNN Spring Into Your Writing! If you have a desire to make writing your memoir or novel a priority this spring, this collaborative workshop will provide you the necessary guidance, structure, and writer’s tools. In this 6-week morning workshop, you’ll learn how to draw upon your life experiences to write a memoir or craft fiction from your imagination. You’ll tackle your writing from all angles—as a reader, writer, and editor—with your eye toward publication. You’ll learn strategies to execute your ideas and build a working structure to save you time. To hone your craft, you’ll study nonfiction and fiction mentor texts. Under the guidance of a working editor of two award-winning magazines, you’ll learn how to shape your writing to captivate readers and sustain their interest. Writers of all levels are welcome. Workshop will target opportunities for growth to produce your highest quality writing. These six weeks will be transformational! This class sold out quickly for the Winter Session so register today! Dates: Wednesdays, March 13, March 27, April 3, April 17, April 24, May 1 Please note there are no classes on MARCH 20, AND APRIL10,  Time: 9:30 am -11:30 am Fee: $145 non members/$132 members Register online or call 860-871-8222

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