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.


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!

CLICK HERE to be directed to our secure registration site, where you will see the full catalog of Fall/Winter classes/workshops, descriptions, dates, fees, etc. Find your class easily! Just go to the term you are looking for and sort the catalog by clicking the Program/Event header.

Writing Seminars and Open Readings

  • Writing Classes

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      Beginning Fiction – Short Story, Novella, Novel

      THE WRITERS COLONY Instructor: Barbara Cronie. For beginning students. If you want to write fiction, but can’t get started… If you have ideas for a plot, but can’t express them… Learn how to create interesting characters involved in an exciting plot. Develop a writing process and practice writing dialogue so your characters come alive! This is a class for beginners.


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      From Memories to Memoir

      THE WRITERS’ COLONY, Instructor: 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. Develop a writing process that works for you. You will learn how essay and narrative writing can be combined to express your


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      Critique Group 1

      THE WRITERS’ COLONY Instructor: Barbara Cronie. Prerequisite: Beginning Fiction or From Memories to Memoir 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 course as often as needed some finish