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So You Want to Be a Poet 
Day/Time Tuesday 1:30-4:00 
Session12 weeks 1/31-4/25
Class Limit25

The class includes creative writing of poetry, reading/sharing student's poems in class, and gentle critiquing. The only rule is there are no rules except you can't say anything bad about your own writing. The course text is Silent No More: Unlocking Voices of Older Poets & My Father's Shoes (both available free from instructor). Note: This class is scheduled from 1:30 – 4:00 p.m.

Coordinator Peter Saunders, Ph.D. and Victoria Branigan 


Peter has an MFA in poetry from Goddard College and a Ph.D. in Narrative Gerontology from Union Institute & University. He has published books of poetry and many poetry chapbooks. Victoria is a publisher, writer, and entrepreneur.




The Writing Incubator 
Day/Time  Thursday 3:30-5:00 
Location Hyannis North Street Campus
Session 12 weeks 2/2-4/27
Class Limit 16

In the literary world, an incubator is a group of like-minded people who provide space and time while offering encouragement and mentoring to accomplish writing goals. This is a class that permits and encourages the formation and development of new ideas and stories. We encourage all genres of writing.

Coordinator  Nancy Viall Shoemaker, Wade Sayer, and Peter Stringer 


Nancy is a printer, graphic designer, photographer, in love with Cape Cod history. Wade's masterful writing runs from children's books to gritty and powerful chronicles of the Vietnam War. A native Cape Codder, Pete is a local sports celeb and writer, and a long distance runner with many previous lives.




Writing: True and Right 
Day/Time  Friday 10:30-11:50 
Location C-115
Session 12 weeks 2/3-4/28
Class Limit 15

You know how to write, but now you want to write what you know is true and and want to write it right-- with interest. This is a skills course, with commas and hyphen, of course. Mostly, you will write exercises to make your writing truer, more fun to write, and more fun to read. We'll have writing in class, discussions, and short assignments. Come with paper and pen.

Coordinator  June Calender 


June has written in every form and published in most. She was a playwright in NYC for 25 years. Currently she publishes in small literary journals. She edits (with a great committee) the A.L.L. anthology, Reflections.