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Free Writer’s Workshop Offered in Weston

writing-centerHave you always felt that you had a story to tell but didn’t know where to start?  A free workshop, “Writing Your Stories”, being offered in Weston on November 6, aims to help would-be authors to put pen to paper.  The workshop, taught by award-winning author, Marcelle Soviero, will take place at J.K. Cafe, the Cobb’s Mill Inn’s new coffee house from 10-11:30 am.

The workshop will cover various aspects of the writing process – journal writing, crafting personal essays, memoir writing, blogging – Soviero will also discuss how to publish your short story.

Ms. Soviero is the editor of “Brain, Child – the Magazine for Thinking Mothers” and the author of “An Iridescent Life: Essays on Motherhood and Stepmotherhood” (June, 2012). Soviero has been published in The New York Times, National Public Radio,, Eating Well, New York Metro Parent, Babble, Literary Mama, and Upper East Side Magazine, among others. Soviero is an essayist whose forte is teaching memoir and personal essay writing.

“Everyone has a story to tell. This workshop will take participants through a step-by-step writing  process,” said Soviero. Students should be equipped to take notes and will come away with key writing essentials. Both novices and seasoned writers are invited to attend.”

Ms. Soviero teaches memoir writing and related topics at The Westport Writers’ Workshop, New Haven Library, and through Wilton Continuing Education. She balances Brain, Child and community workshops with her private writing/coaching practice. She is also available to teach essay classes at local venues, including libraries and assisted living facilities.

Elayne Cassara, owner of J.K. Cafe, commented, “I love the concept of capturing stories and the Cafe’s cozy atmosphere lends itself to this kind of workshop. This area is home to many writers and I’m happy bring that community together over J.K. Cafe, which debuted this past summer.”

“Writing Your Stories” will commence at 10:00 am sharp on Wednesday, November 6 at J.K. Cafe at Cobb’s Mill Inn, 12 Old Mill Road, Weston. Those interested should RSVP to Aline Weiller at by November 1, although walk-ins are welcome.

Admission is free and the event features a door prize with literary treats.