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Learn from successful authors with CCAE's 'The Writers Life Series' in April

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Ever considered becoming a writer, but not sure how to go about it?

Cambridge Center for Adult Education has brought in a few successful writers to share their experiences, offer real world insight into the writing process, and show students how to create rich, compelling stories with ‘The Writers Life Series 2014.’

This compelling series will take place for four consecutive Wednesdays in April, with a chance to purchase some of the author’s signed book copies, and plenty of time for Q&A at the end of each session. All sessions take place at Cambridge Center for Adult Education, 56 Brattle Street in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Each session is only ten dollars! Visit www.ccae.org for more information!

Get to know authors Pheobe Baker Hyde, author of her new book, ‘Beauty Experiment,’ Deborah Irving, Racial Justice Educator and Writer, and Thomas J. Mickey, master gardener and author of ‘America’s Romance with the English Garden’ with ‘From Idea to Bookshelf: Authors Share their Publishing Stories’ on Wednesday, April 11 at 8 p.m. Get an inside look into the surprising journey of turning an abstract idea into a masterpiece.

Making time to write can be a challenge! Bestselling author Rick Beyer, author of the ‘The Greatest Music Stories Never Told, Sue Katz, author of ‘Lillian’s Last Affair,’ and Julie Wu, author of ‘The Third Son’ collaborate to help students create their best work with 'Finding a Room of One's Own.' A great deal of good writing involves having good resources and developing good writing habits.

Some writers decide to use their own experiences as material for their stories. Alysia Abbot, author of ‘Fairyland: A Memoir of my Father,’ Mary Bonina, poet and author of ‘My Father’s Eyes: A Memoir,’ and Amy Hoffman, author of ‘Lies about My Family’ lead ‘Growing Up: Retelling the Stories of Childhood’ on Wednesday, April 23 at 8 p.m. These skilled authors will share the best way to approach these personal stories.

On Wednesday, April 30, the final workshop is about breathing life into a character with ‘Living, Breathing Characters’ at 8 p.m. Anita Diamant, author of ‘Day After Night,’ Daphne Kalotay, author of the upcoming book, ‘Sight Reading,’ and William Martin, award-winning bestselling author of ‘The Lincoln Letter’ offer tips in shaping characters as a key element in a successful story.

Performing arts, cooking, travel, investing, and art are just a few of the classes offered at Cambridge Center for Adult Education. Spring semester starts Monday, March 31. Click here or call 1-617-547-6787 for a full catalog of classes.

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