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Writing Classes at Delray Beach Center for the Arts

The Writers' Colony

Writing Program Director, Barbara Cronie, M.A. invites you to discover and expand your writing potential through classes and workshops centered on self-publishing and getting published.

Learn a writing process that works for you!  You will learn five ways to create, organize and improve your writing.

Emphasis is on selecting the right project to develop for a Critique Group the next term. Choose your project from class assignments, or bring in a work in progress. Constructive criticism is practiced in the last two sessions.

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Online registration is available through the day before your class or workshop begins. To register on the first day of class, or after that, please call the School of Creative Arts directly at 561-243-7922, ext. 317 (Ann) or ext. 478 (Sharon), and we'll be happy to take care of you!

Writing Workshops and Open Readings

  • Free Open Readings
    November 13, 2014
    Free Open Readings Thursday, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Organized by Barbara Cronie, Bobbie Kotler and Rosemarie Stinnett. For all writers of fiction, nonfiction and poetry. Enjoy making new friends in a literary gathering! HOW IT WORKS: Come to listen or sign up to read from an original work (published or unpublished). All levels…
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  • Publishing Seminar: Publish or Perish!
    December 6, 2014
    Publishing Seminar: Publish or Perish! Saturday, 1:00-4:00 p.m. in the Cornell Museum Tea Room. Moderator: Barbara Cronie, Writers' Colony Program Director Fee is $75. This annual seminar features speakers and a panel including author, Winston Aarons.  The following topics will be covered:*Highlights from the 2014 Book Expo of America (held in New York City)*Traditional vs.…
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  • Free Open Readings
    December 11, 2014
    Free Open Readings Thursday, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Organized by Barbara Cronie, Bobbie Kotler and Rosemarie Stinnett. For all writers of fiction, nonfiction and poetry. Enjoy making new friends in a literary gathering! HOW IT WORKS: Come to listen or sign up to read from an original work (published or unpublished). All levels…
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  • Writing Seminar
    March 21, 2015
    Writing Seminar Saturday, 1:00-4:00 p.m. in the Cornell Museum Tea Room. Seminar leader: Writers' Colony Program Director, Barbara Cronie. Fee:$55. Experience ways to inspire your creativity! Learn how to improve your writing and how to write a query letter that gets attention. The seminar includes a panel discussion where authors tell how…
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Writing Classes and Critique Groups

  • Writing: Critique Group 1
    Fall 2014/Winter 2015, Terms 1-4
    THE WRITERS’ COLONY, Writing Program Director: Barbara Cronie M.A. Prerequisite: Creative Writing: Fiction/Nonfiction Continue refining your writing skills through constructive criticism from your peers and the writing Program Director. Class consists of your reading aloud for 10-15 minutes and then receiving constructive criticism for 10 minutes. you can take the…
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  • Creative Writing: Fiction-Nonfiction
    Fall 2014/Winter 2015, Terms 1-4
    THE WRITERS' COLONY, Writing Program Director: Barbara Cronie. Learn the differences and similarities of today’s fi ction and nonfi ction through lectures and short writing assignments. Emphasis is on choosing a writing project to develop for a critique group the next term. your project can be new, selected from class…
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  • From Memories to Memoir
    Fall 2014/Winter 2015, Terms 2-4
    THE WRITERS' COLONY, Writing Program Director: Barbara Cronie. Now is the time to organize your life experiences into a memoir worthy of being published, or just write about your favorite people and things as a record of family history. you will learn how essay and narrative writing can be combined…
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