Spencertown Academy Arts Center presents “Writing from the Right Side of the Brain” with internationally published author Jamie Cat Callan. This virtual creative writing workshop will meet via Zoom from 3:30pm to 5:30pm on the following four Sundays: April 11, 18, 25, and May 2. Tuition is $80 and the class is limited to 15 participants. To register, please visit www.spencertownacademy.org.

“Jamie has worked with thousands of new and experienced writers as a mentor, guide, editor, and muse. No matter what stage of writing you’re in, she will help you unlock the key to your own unique literary style,” says Jill Kalotay, Academy board member and co-chair of the Festival of Books. “Using writing prompts and exercises, Jamie will get you writing and move you closer to discovering the themes that will take you through a lifetime of creative exploration.”

Callan has taught creative writing for over 30 years. She is the creator of The Writers Toolbox, author of three young adult novels and four French lifestyle books. She has been published in the New York Times, Story Magazine, The Missouri Review, and she has won many awards for her writing, including the Goldwyn Award in Screenwriting, fellowships from the Connecticut Commission on the Arts, the Massachusetts Council on the Arts, the New York State Council on the Arts, and most recently, an international residency from the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts to write in Auvillar, France.

Founded in 1972, Spencertown Academy Arts Center is a cultural center and community resource serving Columbia County, the Berkshires, and the Capital Region. Housed in a landmark 1847 Greek Revival schoolhouse, the Academy is located at 790 State Route 203 in Spencertown, New York. For more information, please contact info@spencertownacademy.org.