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Sarah Lawrence Writing Institute Brings Three Classes to Scarsdale Library

Sarah Lawrence College will hold three writing workshops at the Scarsdale Library.
Sarah Lawrence College will hold three writing workshops at the Scarsdale Library. Photo Credit: Wikipedia

SCARSDALE, N.Y. -- The Writing Institute at Sarah Lawrence College and the Scarsdale Public Library have partnered to offer three classes at the library on Monday, Feb. 2, Wednesday, March 4 and Wednesday, March 11.

The classes offered are social media for writers, writing dialogue that works, and write now.

The following is a listing of class information:

Social Media for Writers: This hands-on workshop will cover the best ways to use Instagram and show participants that there is a way to be yourself in this forum. Learn how to make real connections through social media that could translate into blog tours, speaking engagements, book reviews, art shows or art deals. Instructor Eileen Palma's romantic comedy "Worth the Weight" was published in April. Palma has embraced the world of social media public relations and has worked on one-on-one with other writers to help them set up their own Facebook author pages, websites and Twitter accounts. Monday, Feb. 2; 10 a.m. – noon.

Writing Dialogue That Works: In this class, participants will talk about what makes dialogue effective using principles from playwriting. Instructor Deborah Zoe Laufer’s plays have been produced at Steppenwolf Theatre Company, Cleveland Playhouse, Geva Theatre Center, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, Actor’s Theatre of Louisville, Portland Stage, and 80 other theaters in the U.S., Germany, Russia and Canada.  Wednesday, March 4; 1 – 3 p.m.

Write Now: Using histories, memories, and senses as launching pads, participants will begin to transform the ordinariness of their lives into extraordinary fiction and nonfiction. Patricia Dunn, the instructor, will focus on craft, but most importantly, she will get you to write. Dunn is the director of Sarah Lawrence College’s Writing Institute where she has been teaching for the past 11 years. She is the author of "Rebels by Accident." Wednesday, March 11; 7 – 9 p.m.

The classes are $80 for Scarsdale residents and $100 for all others. To register, visit or call 914-395-2205.

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