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Express Yourself: Tri-State Writers Workshop on April 11

PLEASE NOTE: This year’s event has been canceled.

A writers’ workshop open to the public will be held at MCC on Saturday, April 11, 2015. The program mixes sessions on writing skills with practical tips on selling what you have written. There is also a spoken word contest; the winner will receive $100.

“This is a wonderful opportunity to spend the day with published writers and learn their secrets,” said Professor Melissa Edwards, who is coordinating the program. “We’ll have sessions on writing children’s books, memoirs, poetry, teaching the core curriculum, journalism, playwriting, public relations, teaching reading to students, and others. It promises to be an excellent program – and very valuable for writers and aspiring writers.”

Public school teachers may earn six Professional Development Credits at the workshop.

In addition, Chandra Hayslett, an award-winning journalist, will speak on various careers in communications. She has also been a public relations account executive, worked for nonprofits and published her own blog.

“Express Yourself” is a fundraiser to support the publication of the Middlesex County College literary journal. The registration fee is $75 (same day registration is $80); students are $35. Teachers who enroll five students may attend for free.