Join Susan at one of the writing classes that she offers throughout the Connecticut area throughout the year. No previous writing experience or skill level required for any of these classes.

Download CALENDAR FALL 2018 for Susan’s Writing Classes

Contact Susan if you would like her to bring one of these writing classes or others to your area.


Fall 2018 Calendar

  From Memory to Memoir: Writing Your Life Story

Turn memories of significant events in your life into a memoir for your children and grandchildren. Learn where to start, how to get organized and keep going until you finish. Get tips on pictures and documents to include and how to self-publish your story. No previous writing experience required.

  • Wednesday, October 3 through  November 14 (a seven-week session)  from 10:30 a.m. to 12 noon OR 12:30 – 2 p.m. at Town of Manchester Senior Center.  Free for Manchester CT residents/Center members. Call (860) 647-3211 for info.
  • Wednesday, October 3 and 10  from 7 to 9 p.m. Hall High School at West Hartford CT Adult Education. Register at or 860-561-6900.

Writing in Scene

Writing dynamic “in-the-moment” scenes is one of the key tools that writers have to “show, not tell” their story.  Learn basic elements of a scene including dialogue, setting, point of view and conflict, and use them to develop characters, plot and dramatic tension. Open to writers at all levels in fiction (short stories, novels), non-fiction or memoir.

  • Wednesday, November 7 and 14  from 7 to 9 p.m. at Hall High School at West Hartford CT Adult Education. Register at or 860-561-6900.

Beginnings, Middles and Ends

Learn where to begin your story, how to end it in a satisfying way, and tips for developing everything in between.  With a strong opening, promising rising action and a successful conclusion, your story will keep the reader turning the pages until the end. Open to non-fiction (memoir) and fiction writers at all levels.

  • Check back in Winter/Spring 2019 for details on when this class will be offered.