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Developing and trusting one’s own literary voice, learning to think for oneself and in collaboration with others, discovering the solace and strengths to be found in the writing life – these are the skills to be explored in GLORIOUS VOICES, a twice weekly, two-week writing workshop for girls to be held in Madison beginning Thursday, June 15.

Utilizing conventional workshop tools along with exercises to increase mindfulness and bolster creativity, young writers will read, write and share – all the while strengthening language skills, building self-esteem and deepening their writing processes.

Workshop instructor Clare Wolfe has an extensive background in both book publishing and education. As an editor, her clients have included Scholastic Books, The National Endowment for the Arts, The MacArthur Foundation, and novelists Kurt Vonnegut and John Irving. She has taught creative writing, global studies, and literature on both the middle school and upper school levels for 14 years. As a poet, essayist and mother, her workshops offer an organized, rich and joyful environment – challenging and reassuring for both the beginning writer and those more experienced.

Two-hour morning sessions for writers in grades 7-9 begin Thursday, June 15th at 10:30;  afternoon sessions for high school students begin at 2pm on the same day. Classes continue meeting on Tuesdays and Thursdays through June 29. There will be five classes; Space is limited to five writers in each section. Workshop fee is $225. For further information or to register for classes, please call Clare Wolfe at 706.438.3180.

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