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Creative Writing Workshop Fundraiser w/ Nora Raleigh Baskin


December 01, 2020 | 6:00 PM EST - 7:30 PM EST
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Creative Writing Workshop with Author, Nora Raleigh Baskin

Four Tuesdays, December 1, 8, 15 & 22

6:00PM-7:30 PM


Registration Opens November 1 HERE.

Are you an aspiring author?  Whether you are just starting out or trying to grow your knowledge of the writing process and your network, we can help. Join us for a 6 hour, four-part workshop led by award-winning author, Nora Raleigh Baskin.
About the Creative Writing Workshop:
Writing is hard. It takes guts and trust and a little craziness, because most writers are terrified to share their work. They should be. That’s when you know you are writing something meaningful, when you’ve exposed yourself and let other people see inside. And yeah, that’s scary.
We start with ninety minutes, once a week, for four weeks.
The first week begins with a trigger word and then ten-minute writing time.  The second brave step?  Reading your work out loud.
The second week, we respond to the readings— not critique them.
What is resonating? What did you feel from that work? Was there a word, a phrase, an image that spoke to you? What did you take away? How were you moved?
There is a magic about this workshop that is hard to put into words. Come and try. You'll find out for yourself. 
This will be a 4-week program running December 1, 8, 15 & 22 from 6-7:30 PM. Cost for the entire program will be $100.00 for CLA members and $125.00 for Non-members. Registration will open on November 1 at ctlibraryassociation.orgClass size is limited and each participant is expected to commit to the entire workshop series. Each session will build on the one before, so participants are asked to commit to the entire series.

This program is a fundraiser for the Connecticut Library Assocation. All portions of your fee goes back to CLA. Thank you for your support. We thank Nora Raleigh Baskin for donating her time and expertise for this fundraiser.


About Nora Raleigh Baskin:

Nora Raleigh Baskin ( is the author of fifteen novels for young adults and a contributor to several short story collections. Her personal narrative essays have appeared in Writer Magazine, Boston Globe Sunday Magazine, and NCTE Voices From the Middle.  Her books have won several awards, including the 2010 American Library Association Schneider Family Book Award for Anything But Typical (S&S), and in 2016, an International Literacy Association Notable Books for a Global Society for Ruby on the Outside (S&S). Ms. Baskin has taught creative writing classes for both adults and young adults for over twenty years in such places as Gotham Writers Workshop, Fairfield Co. Writers Studio, Manhattanville College, and S.U.N.Y Purchase.  Her newest middle-grade novel Seven Clues to Home, a collaborative two-voice project was published Spring, 2020 (Knopf) The Great PGP is slated to be published 2022 (Henry Holt)


Please use registration link above.

     $100 for CLA members

     $125 for Non-members

Log in to our website with your membership credentials to get the member rate. If you need assistance, please contact the CLA office at the new number: (860) 346-2444 

Registration Cancellation & Refund Policy: All attendees must pre-pay their registration. Pay with a credit card during registration, or send your check to our new address: Connecticut Library Association, 55 North Main St.; Unit 49, Belchertown, MA 01007. Cancellations and refunds will be assessed on a case by case basis. To cancel registrations please contact our main office at (860) 346-2444.


Please contact Alessandra Petrino, CLA Grants and Fundraising Chair: [email protected]