Sunday, March 24
Finding Your Voice
A writing workshop for middle and high school students led by Anastasia Stanmeyer, editor of Berkshire Magazine
Otis Public Library, 2–5 p.m.

Registration is recommended for this free workshop. Email

Anastasia Stanmeyer will guide young writers through the process of crafting a feature story. Exercises will spark the imagination, examples of strong writing will inspire, and group collaborations and revisions will lend support. There are no grades or wrong answers. The goal is to tell stories and to enable young writers to unleash their creativity while learning some tricks of the trade. Participants are encouraged to bring writing samples to share and to receive feedback. This workshop is supported by a grant from the Otis Cultural Council.

Anastasia Stanmeyer is editor of Berkshire Magazine. She is an active member of the Berkshire community and lives with her three children and husband on a farm in South County. She spent twelve years in Asia, writing and editing for Time, Asiaweek, Newsweek, Stern, and other magazines. She has written extensively for dailies, such as the Dallas Morning News, the Christian Science Monitor, and San Francisco Chronicle.