Mary Kurtz to lead 2-night writing workshop at library |

Mary Kurtz to lead 2-night writing workshop at library

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — Bud Werner Memorial Library presents a free workshop titled Creating a Writing Life taught by Mary B. Kurtz from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday, May 2, and Thursday, May 9, in the library’s conference room.

The sessions are designed for any writer who struggles to start or finish a novel, essay, article or memoir. Kurtz will guide students into an exploration of what supports and undermines writing goals. 

Students will be assisted in clarifying the intent and focus of their writing by exploring insights into the role of creativity in their drive to write as well as assessing the tools and support that will help them succeed in fulfilling their writing goals. 

Session One is “Exploring the Natural Desire to Create as Writers.” The focus of this class will be on understanding the importance of the creative process and how to stay connected to this process. 

Session Two is titled Nurturing Your Writing Practice – How to Seduce Yourself. This workshop will focus on the tools that help establish and support a commitment to one’s writing life, including an assessment of writing practice habits and goals, the creation of a motivating writing environment and the identification of a source of support from peer writers. 

The writing workshop is limited to 12 participants, and a commitment to both sessions is required. Sign up at

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