Writing Workshop hosted by Nichole Dupont
Du Bois Center, South Main Street, Great Barrington, 7-9 p.m.
Fee: $10 for the use of the W.E.B. Du Bois Center.
This is a workshop for novice writers, or people who have thought about writing (men and women) but have never had the opportunity. Most of the hour-long workshop will be devoted to writing activities which encourage memoir-type, honest writing that gleans from real-life events/memories. Then we will see where these true events can fit into poetry and/or fiction pieces. All will be invited to share what they have written, but none will be required to do so. Because of the personal nature of this workshop, students under 16 are discouraged from attending.
Nichole Dupont is a full-time writer and assistant editor for The Advocate Weekly and The Family Beat. She is also a former high school English and history teacher with a brief stint as an elementary school Spanish teacher, a time which she refers to as the “year of glitter and sugar skulls.” Nichole is a single mother of two children living, working and writing in Sheffield. She is the official “poet laureate” of the Great Barrington Bra & Girl and has read her work at several venues countywide, including Bascom Lodge and Burlesque for Books. In addition to her poetry, she has published her short fiction pieces in Catchn.net and other online lit sites. While her material is dark, her presentation style is nothing short of comedic and you can find her “lighter side” through her personal blog www.verbosa-versus.blogspot.com. When she is not writing or judging crust flakiness at area pie contests, Nichole can be seen, often with her two reluctant children, out and about looking for fodder for her outdoor column