SOUTH BERWICK — Gather with fellow writers to share work, feedback, and encouragement at A Writer’s Circle writers’ group, the second Mondays of the month throughout the year at Sarah Orne Jewett House Museum and Visitor Center. This nurturing and inspiring writers' group, facilitated by Brian Evans-Jones, former poet laureate of Hampshire County, U.K., is open to all levels and genres. Please bring a short piece of your writing to share with the group, or come just to listen and be inspired.
Months in which the second Monday is a national holiday, the group meets the following week. Dates for the upcoming year are April 8, May 13, June 10, July 8, August 12, September 9, October 21, November 18, and December 16.
New this year, group members will have an opportunity to participate in A Writer’s Circle student reading, free and open to the public, Thursday, October 10, at the site.
Now in its fifth year, the group has established itself as a source of community for area writers. “I’ve been a member of many writers groups over the last 20 years, and the Jewett Writers’ Group is exceptional among them. It’s not so much the quality of the writing that makes it stand out — though that is usually very high — but the support that the members have always shown each other. Members really care about each other and offer insightful and honest feedback to each other of their writing," said Evans-Jones.
Admission to the program is $8 Historic New England members, $10 nonmembers, with a discount available of $54 for six classes. $5 first-time attendees.
Drop-ins are welcome. Please call 207-384-2454 for more information. Sarah Orne Jewett House Museum and Visitor Center is located at 5 Portland St., South Berwick. www.HistoricNewEngland.org
Sarah Orne Jewett House Museum and Visitor Center is one of more than three dozen historic sites owned and operated by Historic New England, the oldest, largest, and most comprehensive regional heritage organization in the nation. Historic New England shares the region’s history through vast collections, publications, programs, museum properties, and family stories that document more than 400 years of life in New England.