Arts/ Language

Observe, Feel, Experience, Write!
Creative Non-fiction

Instructor: CK Wolfson, Published Author & Reporter

Whatever has affected, enlightened, or inspired you can become topics for wonderful writing. This workshop shows how, using your own perspective, you can turn ordinary subjects such as parenting, traveling, or observations from your daily routine into compelling and effecting prose. Make your readers feel as if they are there, sharing the experiences, and witnessing your observations. Learn basic techniques, composition and editing skills. Practice when and how to use analogies and metaphors as descriptive devices. The sessions include brief in-class writing exercises, open critiques, short assignments, and discussions about what makes some of the best examples of non-fiction writing so effective. When time permits, participants are invited to read excerpts from their works in progress and get feedback.

About the instructor: C.K. Wolfson is an award-winning feature writer who, for more than thirty-five years, has worked both on staff and as a freelancer for national and regional magazines and newspapers. As a year-round Islander, she developed a reputation for the quality of her work as the feature writer for the Martha’s Vineyard Gazette, and then as Editor at the Martha’s Vineyard Times. CK contributed significantly to the book, Allen Whiting, A Painter in the Sky, and authored Painting a Life: Ray Ellis, An Artist Seen Through His Work. 

5 Tuesdays (7.5 hours) 6:00-7:30pm
October 9, 16, 23, 30 | November 6
MVRHS Room 515
Fee: $150

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Writing for Children

 Instructor: Kate Feiffer, Writer and Children’s Author

Do you have a children’s book in you waiting to be written? Take this three-night intensive course with children’s book author Kate Feiffer to learn the fundamentals of writing for children and getting published. Should you find you own illustrator? How long should your book be? What about self-publishing? This class will include writing exercises.

About the instructor: Kate Feiffer is an award-winning author of 11 children’s books, which includes the picture books Double Pink, Henry the Dog with No Tail, and  My Mom is Trying to Ruin My Life, and the middle-grade novels The Problem with The Puddles,  and Signed by Zelda. Kate is also a freelance illustrator whose drawings appear most weeks in the Martha’s Vineyard Times. For more information visit KateFeiffer.com.

 
3-day Workshop: November 13, 14, 15
6:30-8:30pm (6 hours)
Location: MVRHS Room 513
Fee: $150

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Conversational Brazilian Portuguese
Instructor: Robert Ribeiro

Come learn Brazilian Portuguese! Engaging in extensive conversation with a native speaker and seasoned teacher is a wonderful way to learn. This course welcomes both beginners and beginner-intermediate speakers. You will learn the tools necessary to communicate effectively in a variety of settings. Topics will include: greetings, the alphabet, counting, the weather & temperature, time and days of the week, months of the year, and seasons. Students will also engage in mock sessions, which include a trip to the hospital/doctor’s office, a trip to the bank, and a trip to the supermarket. These lessons offer tangible tools that will help you communicate in real-world situations. 

About the instructor: Robert Ribeiro received his degree in mathematics from Federal University in Minas Gerais, Brazil. He is a Brazilian native and has been living in the United States for 16 years with is wife and two children. He currently works at the MV Preservation Trust. Robert enjoys teaching and is looking forward to helping bring community together through his Brazilian roots.

10 Tuesdays, 6:30-8:00pm (15 hours)
Sept 18, 25 | Oct 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 | Nov 6, 13, 20
MVRHS 512
Fee: $250

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Conversational Spanish I

Instructor: Lorena Crespo

Come learn Spanish! Engaging in extensive conversation with a native speaker and seasoned teacher is a wonderful way to learn. This course welcomes both beginners and beginner-intermediate speakers. You will learn the tools necessary to communicate effectively in a variety of settings. Topics will include: greetings, the alphabet, counting, the weather & temperature, time and days of the week, months of the year, and seasons. Students will also engage in mock sessions, which include a trip to the hospital/doctor’s office, a trip to the bank, and a trip to the supermarket. These lessons offer tangible tools that will help you communicate in real-world situations. 

About the instructor: Lorena Crespo has an M.Ed. from Fitchburg State University and is a Spanish teacher at the MV Public Charter School She is from Guayaquil, Ecuador and has been living on the Island for thirteen years. She speaks Spanish, Portuguese, and English. Lorena understands the process of learning a foreign language. Her classroom comes alive through games, stories, music, and conversation. Sharing her Spanish roots is one of her passions. When she isn’t teaching she is a busy mom to her three “amazing” boys.

10 Tuesdays, 6:30-8:00pm (15 hours)

September 18, 25 | October 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 | November 6, 13, 20

MVRHS Room 511

Fee: $250

By submitting a payment through this site you agree to ACE MV’s TERMS OF REGISTRATION.