Church of the Verdugo Hills, 4451 Dunsmore Ave., La Crescenta.
Workshop leader Alison Brett is trained and certified in the Amherst
Writers and Artists method of Creative Writing Workshop Leadership. For
more information on the method log on to www.amherstwriters.com. Brett
will use different writing exercises to help trigger the creative
"I was targeting mothers because this group spends so much time
nurturing others that writing is a powerful way to nurture themselves,"
Writers will be asked to write during the session and share their
material if they want. Feedback will be limited to responses to the work
-- things the class remembers or likes about the written piece. Those who
wanted more a more detailed critique can turn in a manuscript to be
distributed to other class mates and discussed.
Brett can help writers do submissions for publication, and also help
writers tap into their creative selves.
Brett will also hold a writing retreat for pregnant women "A Pregnant
Pause" scheduled for Oct. 7. The retreat will be held 9:30 a.m. to 4:30
p.m.. The fee is $80 which includes lunch. It will be also be held at the
Unitarian Universalist Church. To register call Alison Brett at 957-8158.