A women's summer writing program will be held this month in Ashland. The Women’s Summer Writing Adventure is a three-session writing class and will take place 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. July 22, 29, and Aug. 5 at The Red Dress at 54 Front St. There will be a bonus/make-up class for participants on August 12.
Writer Giulietta "Julie" Nardone will be leading the class. Her essays and stories have been published in The Christian Science Monitor, the Boston Globe, Skirt! Magazine, Underwired Magazine, Rollins Magazine, Flashquake, and Common Ties, as well as having had her work broadcasted on National Public Radio. In 2011, she started The Off Center for Wild And Disobedient Creativity in Ashland.
The writings may become stepping-stones for essays, memoirs or one-woman plays.
“In this creative writing adventure, you will free the stories that live inside of you, the stories that need to be heard, the stories that will make sense of your own life,” said Giulietta in a press release. “At any early age, we're taught to disengage from the power of our own voices and instead listen to the voices of others. Muffling our own truths can make us feel crazy and alone in the world.”
The program will be limited to eight participants and the fee is $99. Those who register by July 12 will receive a free writing critique after classes end. Refreshments will be provided.