Experienced Workshop Leaders
- Valerie Ann Leff
- Adele Annesi
- Chris Belden
- Jessica Bram
- Christine Kalafus
- Christine Pakkala
- Susan Ross
- Megan Smith-Harris
- Alana Sanko
- Marcelle Soviero
- Jessica Speart
- Stephanie Stiles
Inclement Weather Policy
Our students' and staff's safety is most important to us. Unless otherwise stated, when Westport Public Schools close, our workshops will be canceled and rescheduled for later dates. If there is a delay, morning workshops will be canceled and rescheduled and afternoon workshops will be held.
The most up to date information will be posted on the front page of our website before 8 a.m. We will also aim to send out an email by 8 am, though email send delays may occur outside of our control.
We offer friendly, supportive writing workshops designed to encourage, inspire, and spark your imagination. We focus always on the positive to help you discover and develop your own unique writing talent and voice.
You Choose Your Material
"Assignments" are always optional, designed to inspire your writing. If you have a project in mind or a work in progress, it always takes precedence over "assignments". You will be guided and encouraged along the way.
At each meeting participants read their work aloud followed by feedback and extensive discussion among workshop participants and the workshop leader.
Emphasis on Craft
While sharing your work with others, and in brief, instructive presentations by workshop leaders, you will learn writing techniques and develop writing skills to make your work interesting and enjoyable.
It's About the Writing!
These are not discussion sessions or support groups. Focus is always on the quality of the writing - not on the subject matter.
Workshops are limited in size to ensure that you receive personal attention and extensive feedback at each session.
Community of Writers
Whether your goal is to become a published author or simply to record your life for posterity, you will become part of a community of writers who share a passion for writing and a desire to master the craft.