Seeking to hone your writing skills or perhaps pen a memoir? Find out how at a three-part Lunch and Learn series beginning March 13 at the Weston Public Library. Marcelle Soviero, Wilton author and editor in chief of Brain, Child: The Magazine for Thinking Mothers, will teach the workshops, sponsored by the Friends of the Weston Library and made possible by a grant from the Weston Education Foundation.
The courses will take place on consecutive Wednesdays, March 13, 20 and 27, from noon to 2 in the library Community Room. Admission is free, but pre-registration is encouraged as space is limited.
The three workshops will cover varied aspects of the writing process.
The March 13 program will concentrate on journal writing/getting started. Session two on March 20 will address crafting personal essays/memoir writing, and the concluding segment on March 27 will discuss publishing your short or full-length work. While related, each workshop stands alone, and guests may attend any or all three sessions.
Ms. Soviero is an essayist whose forte is teaching memoir and personal essay writing. “Everyone has a story to tell. These workshops will take participants through a step-by-step writing process,” said Ms. Soviero. “Students should come equipped to take notes and will come away with key writing essentials. Both novices and seasoned writers are invited to bring a lunch and attend.”
Ms. Soviero is the owner of Erielle Media and spearheads all Brain, Child magazine operations and editorial duties. Brain, Child, founded in 2000 (brainchildmag.com), is the largest literary magazine devoted to motherhood with an international distribution.
Ms. Soviero is also an accomplished poet and essayist, teacher and artist, mother and stepmother, and the award-winning author of An Iridescent Life: Essays on Motherhood and Stepmotherhood. Ms. Soviero has appeared on National Public Radio, and her work has been published in The New York Times, Salon.com, Eating Well, New York Metro Parent, Babble, Literary Mama, and Upper East Side Magazine, among others.
Now living in Wilton with her second husband and their blended family — five children, ages 10 to 16 — Ms. Soviero teaches memoir writing and related topics at the Westport Writers’ Workshop and through Wilton Continuing Education. She may be contacted at [email protected] or at 203-563-9149.
Lisa Pesco, co-president of the Friends of the Weston Library (friendsofthewestonlibrary.wordpress.com), said, “We especially look forward to Ms. Soviero’s writing series, as Weston is home to many writers and our fall writing program was met with great success. We are also very grateful to the Weston Education Foundation for funding what promises to be a very popular program.”
The Weston Education Foundation (westoneducationfoundation.org) is a nonprofit community-based organization whose mission is to actively promote excellence and innovation in education for Weston residents of all ages.