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Express Yourself: MCC”s Tri-State Writers’ Workshop Set for Oct. 27

POSTPONED! (posted 10/23/12)

A writers’ workshop open to the public will be held at MCC on Saturday, October 27. 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 workshop. “It promises to be an excellent program – and very valuable for writers and aspiring writers.”

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

The program will run from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Attendees may take part in a “spoken word/essay” contest, in which they present their own work. The winner will receive $100.

Lunch is provided. Workshops are still being added, but they include: Writing about the Law, Writing the Research Paper, Journalism in the Digital Age, Poetry Workshop, Writing for the Stage and Screen, Writing About Nature, Blogging, The Memoir, and Teaching Creative Writing to Children.

Express Yourself is being offered as 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.

For a flyer or to enroll, please visit, email or call 732-906-4250.