Almost every resident has memories and stories to tell about the experience of living through Hurricane Sandy. To help you record those memories, join Julie Maloney, writer and poet, and director of Women Reading Aloud, for a writing workshop at Bernardsville Public Library on Saturday, January 19 at 2:00 pm. There listeners will learn on how to effectively express their thoughts in written form. "Have fun and tap into your "voice" as you recall, reflect and move to the page," said Ms. Maloney, "Years down the road, your recollections will be there for you and your family, as vivid as they are today."
Julie Maloney has worked in the arts as a performer and educator her entire life. She is a poet and writer and founder/director of Women Reading Aloud (WRA), a not-for-profit organization that promotes women writers in New Jersey and beyond. WRA holds workshops, special events, writing retreats, conferences and an on-going writing workshop series each spring and fall during which women writers of all genres hone their work in a salon type setting. The annual Writer’s Weekend Retreat is held each April in Sea Girt, NJ. In June, WRA returns for its fourth Greece Writer’s Retreat on the island of Alonnisos in the North Sporades.
There is no charge to attend the program at the library, but advance sign-up is requested. Register online at www.bernardsvillelibrary.org and follow the link from Adult Programs, or call the library at 908-766-0118 to sign up.