Free Writing Workshop at Social Justice Center
February 3, 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM and Poetry Reading at 4:30 PM

Suzanne Rancourt will conduct a free creative writing workshop on Saturday, February 3, 2007 at the Social Justice Center, 33 Central Ave., Albany, from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM. She will also read from her
poetry at 4:30 PM, with participants of the writing workshop. The program is sponsored by the Hudson Valley Writers Guild and is funded in part from Poets & Writers, Inc. with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, a state agency.

Suzanne Rancourt holds an MFA in poetry, and MS in Educational Psychology. She will be using the Amherst Writers and Artists (AWA) Writing Method, in which she is certified to lead workshops. The AWA method creates a safe and supportive writing community using a variety of writing exercises and response practices that open our throats as humans to tell our stories as artists. Writers of all ages, skill levels and styles are welcome. The workshop is free. However, space is limited and pre-registration is required, by calling 518-696-3180

The workshop will be followed at 4:30 PM by a reading by Suzanne Rancourt from her own poetry and readings by willing participants of the workshop. The reading is free and open to the public.

CONTACT: To register for the workshop, please call 518-696-3180. For more information about the Hudson Valley Writers Guild please call Dan Wilcox at 482-0262.