FARMINGTON — Those interested in exploring the writer within themselves and donating to a good cause should join Maine Humanities Council Co-Facilitators, Elizabeth Cooke and Sara Beech, for a Saturday afternoon of art and writing to share stories. Workshops are family friendly, welcome to all ages and levels of experience. Offered three Saturdays, Feb. 13, March 13, and April 10, from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. A sliding scale donation is requested: 10 dollars per session is suggested. All proceeds support Literacy Volunteers Adult Tutoring. To register for one session or all three, go to Literacy Volunteer’s website at westernmaineliteracy.org and click on the donate button. If a financial contribution is not possible at this time, please call or email to make arrangements for participation. Email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 500-3131.
Elizabeth and Sara will guide participants through simple exercises to discover their inner writers and turn their personal stories into unique finished works by the end of the session.
Session 1, Feb. 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, and collage to imagine and record our dreams for a beautiful future in a tiny, shareable book form, using mini-zine formatting techniques.
Session 3, April 10: I Used To…But Now…And Some Day: We will brainstorm beginnings, middles, and ends through writing/collaging to discover ourselves in what comes next.