Mary-Lou Weisman, bestselling author, personal essayist and memoir writer, offers an eight-session workshop for those who have had some experience in writing memoir and personal essay. The class is not a beginners' class. The goal is to foster a habit of writing, to briefly review the elements of good style and to help writers become their own best editors. Students will email their work to all class members at least two days before the next class so that they can edit their classmates' work. Those edits, plus Mary-Lou's, will be the main business of each class.

The eight sessions will be Thursdays every other week, 12:30-2:30 pm in Room 216 on the following dates: February 17, March 3, 17, 31, April 14, 28, May 12, 26.

To be sure that you are ready for this advanced eight-week course, Mary-Lou will review a sample of your writing. Please email about 500 words, no more than a two page, double-spaced sample of your memoir or personal essay writing to Jennifer Keller at jkeller@westportlibrary.orgIt may take a week or so to review submissions. Class size is limited to 10. Fee, $15. Registration link will be sent after the review of your sample. Note: Because there is usually a waiting list, acceptance is contingent on your intention to attend all classes.

Resources for writers.

Weisman has written three memoirs (Playing House in Provence, Intensive Care and Traveling While Married); a biography (Al Jaffee's Mad Life); a bestselling humor book (My Middle-aged Baby Book). As an adjunct professor, she has taught writing, both memoir and personal essay, at The New School, New York University, Manhattanville College, and at both Westport and Norwalk Continuing Education programs.

Resources for Writers

Creative Writing

Self-Publishing

Mary-Lou Weisman, bestselling author, personal essayist and memoir writer, offers an eight-session workshop for those who have had some experience in writing memoir and personal essay. The class is not a beginners' class. The goal is to foster a habit of writing, to briefly review the elements of good style and to help writers become their own best editors. Students will email their work to all class members at least two days before the next class so that they can edit their classmates' work. Those edits, plus Mary-Lou's, will be the main business of each class.

The eight sessions will be Thursdays every other week, 12:30-2:30 pm in Room 216 on the following dates: February 17, March 3, 17, 31, April 14, 28, May 12, 26.

To be sure that you are ready for this advanced eight-week course, Mary-Lou will review a sample of your writing. Please email about 500 words, no more than a two page, double-spaced sample of your memoir or personal essay writing to Jennifer Keller at jkeller@westportlibrary.orgIt may take a week or so to review submissions. Class size is limited to 10. Fee, $15. Registration link will be sent after the review of your sample. Note: Because there is usually a waiting list, acceptance is contingent on your intention to attend all classes.

Resources for writers.

Weisman has written three memoirs (Playing House in Provence, Intensive Care and Traveling While Married); a biography (Al Jaffee's Mad Life); a bestselling humor book (My Middle-aged Baby Book). As an adjunct professor, she has taught writing, both memoir and personal essay, at The New School, New York University, Manhattanville College, and at both Westport and Norwalk Continuing Education programs.

Resources for Writers

Creative Writing

Self-Publishing

Mary-Lou Weisman, bestselling author, personal essayist and memoir writer, offers an eight-session workshop for those who have had some experience in writing memoir and personal essay. The class is not a beginners' class. The goal is to foster a habit of writing, to briefly review the elements of good style and to help writers become their own best editors. Students will email their work to all class members at least two days before the next class so that they can edit their classmates' work. Those edits, plus Mary-Lou's, will be the main business of each class.

The eight sessions will be Thursdays every other week, 12:30-2:30 pm in Room 216 on the following dates: February 17, March 3, 17, 31, April 14, 28, May 12, 26.

To be sure that you are ready for this advanced eight-week course, Mary-Lou will review a sample of your writing. Please email about 500 words, no more than a two page, double-spaced sample of your memoir or personal essay writing to Jennifer Keller at jkeller@westportlibrary.orgIt may take a week or so to review submissions. Class size is limited to 10. Fee, $15. Registration link will be sent after the review of your sample. Note: Because there is usually a waiting list, acceptance is contingent on your intention to attend all classes.

Resources for writers.

Weisman has written three memoirs (Playing House in Provence, Intensive Care and Traveling While Married); a biography (Al Jaffee's Mad Life); a bestselling humor book (My Middle-aged Baby Book). As an adjunct professor, she has taught writing, both memoir and personal essay, at The New School, New York University, Manhattanville College, and at both Westport and Norwalk Continuing Education programs.

Resources for Writers

Creative Writing

Self-Publishing

Mary-Lou Weisman, bestselling author, personal essayist and memoir writer, offers an eight-session workshop for those who have had some experience in writing memoir and personal essay. The class is not a beginners' class. The goal is to foster a habit of writing, to briefly review the elements of good style and to help writers become their own best editors. Students will email their work to all class members at least two days before the next class so that they can edit their classmates' work. Those edits, plus Mary-Lou's, will be the main business of each class.

The eight sessions will be Thursdays every other week, 12:30-2:30 pm in Room 216 on the following dates: February 17, March 3, 17, 31, April 14, 28, May 12, 26.

To be sure that you are ready for this advanced eight-week course, Mary-Lou will review a sample of your writing. Please email about 500 words, no more than a two page, double-spaced sample of your memoir or personal essay writing to Jennifer Keller at jkeller@westportlibrary.orgIt may take a week or so to review submissions. Class size is limited to 10. Fee, $15. Registration link will be sent after the review of your sample. Note: Because there is usually a waiting list, acceptance is contingent on your intention to attend all classes.

Resources for writers.

Weisman has written three memoirs (Playing House in Provence, Intensive Care and Traveling While Married); a biography (Al Jaffee's Mad Life); a bestselling humor book (My Middle-aged Baby Book). As an adjunct professor, she has taught writing, both memoir and personal essay, at The New School, New York University, Manhattanville College, and at both Westport and Norwalk Continuing Education programs.

Resources for Writers

Creative Writing

Self-Publishing

Mary-Lou Weisman, bestselling author, personal essayist and memoir writer, offers an eight-session workshop for those who have had some experience in writing memoir and personal essay. The class is not a beginners' class. The goal is to foster a habit of writing, to briefly review the elements of good style and to help writers become their own best editors. Students will email their work to all class members at least two days before the next class so that they can edit their classmates' work. Those edits, plus Mary-Lou's, will be the main business of each class.

The eight sessions will be Thursdays every other week, 12:30-2:30 pm in Room 216 on the following dates: February 17, March 3, 17, 31, April 14, 28, May 12, 26.

To be sure that you are ready for this advanced eight-week course, Mary-Lou will review a sample of your writing. Please email about 500 words, no more than a two page, double-spaced sample of your memoir or personal essay writing to Jennifer Keller at jkeller@westportlibrary.orgIt may take a week or so to review submissions. Class size is limited to 10. Fee, $15. Registration link will be sent after the review of your sample. Note: Because there is usually a waiting list, acceptance is contingent on your intention to attend all classes.

Resources for writers.

Weisman has written three memoirs (Playing House in Provence, Intensive Care and Traveling While Married); a biography (Al Jaffee's Mad Life); a bestselling humor book (My Middle-aged Baby Book). As an adjunct professor, she has taught writing, both memoir and personal essay, at The New School, New York University, Manhattanville College, and at both Westport and Norwalk Continuing Education programs.

Resources for Writers

Creative Writing

Self-Publishing

Mary-Lou Weisman, bestselling author, personal essayist and memoir writer, offers an eight-session workshop for those who have had some experience in writing memoir and personal essay. The class is not a beginners' class. The goal is to foster a habit of writing, to briefly review the elements of good style and to help writers become their own best editors. Students will email their work to all class members at least two days before the next class so that they can edit their classmates' work. Those edits, plus Mary-Lou's, will be the main business of each class.

The eight sessions will be Thursdays every other week, 12:30-2:30 pm in Room 216 on the following dates: February 17, March 3, 17, 31, April 14, 28, May 12, 26.

To be sure that you are ready for this advanced eight-week course, Mary-Lou will review a sample of your writing. Please email about 500 words, no more than a two page, double-spaced sample of your memoir or personal essay writing to Jennifer Keller at jkeller@westportlibrary.orgIt may take a week or so to review submissions. Class size is limited to 10. Fee, $15. Registration link will be sent after the review of your sample. Note: Because there is usually a waiting list, acceptance is contingent on your intention to attend all classes.

Resources for writers.

Weisman has written three memoirs (Playing House in Provence, Intensive Care and Traveling While Married); a biography (Al Jaffee's Mad Life); a bestselling humor book (My Middle-aged Baby Book). As an adjunct professor, she has taught writing, both memoir and personal essay, at The New School, New York University, Manhattanville College, and at both Westport and Norwalk Continuing Education programs.

Resources for Writers

Creative Writing

Self-Publishing

Mary-Lou Weisman, bestselling author, personal essayist and memoir writer, offers an eight-session workshop for those who have had some experience in writing memoir and personal essay. The class is not a beginners' class. The goal is to foster a habit of writing, to briefly review the elements of good style and to help writers become their own best editors. Students will email their work to all class members at least two days before the next class so that they can edit their classmates' work. Those edits, plus Mary-Lou's, will be the main business of each class.

The eight sessions will be Thursdays every other week, 12:30-2:30 pm in Room 216 on the following dates: February 17, March 3, 17, 31, April 14, 28, May 12, 26.

To be sure that you are ready for this advanced eight-week course, Mary-Lou will review a sample of your writing. Please email about 500 words, no more than a two page, double-spaced sample of your memoir or personal essay writing to Jennifer Keller at jkeller@westportlibrary.orgIt may take a week or so to review submissions. Class size is limited to 10. Fee, $15. Registration link will be sent after the review of your sample. Note: Because there is usually a waiting list, acceptance is contingent on your intention to attend all classes.

Resources for writers.

Weisman has written three memoirs (Playing House in Provence, Intensive Care and Traveling While Married); a biography (Al Jaffee's Mad Life); a bestselling humor book (My Middle-aged Baby Book). As an adjunct professor, she has taught writing, both memoir and personal essay, at The New School, New York University, Manhattanville College, and at both Westport and Norwalk Continuing Education programs.

Resources for Writers

Creative Writing

Self-Publishing

Mary-Lou Weisman, bestselling author, personal essayist and memoir writer, offers an eight-session workshop for those who have had some experience in writing memoir and personal essay. The class is not a beginners' class. The goal is to foster a habit of writing, to briefly review the elements of good style and to help writers become their own best editors. Students will email their work to all class members at least two days before the next class so that they can edit their classmates' work. Those edits, plus Mary-Lou's, will be the main business of each class.

The eight sessions will be Thursdays every other week, 12:30-2:30 pm in Room 216 on the following dates: February 17, March 3, 17, 31, April 14, 28, May 12, 26.

To be sure that you are ready for this advanced eight-week course, Mary-Lou will review a sample of your writing. Please email about 500 words, no more than a two page, double-spaced sample of your memoir or personal essay writing to Jennifer Keller at jkeller@westportlibrary.orgIt may take a week or so to review submissions. Class size is limited to 10. Fee, $15. Registration link will be sent after the review of your sample. Note: Because there is usually a waiting list, acceptance is contingent on your intention to attend all classes.

Resources for writers.

Weisman has written three memoirs (Playing House in Provence, Intensive Care and Traveling While Married); a biography (Al Jaffee's Mad Life); a bestselling humor book (My Middle-aged Baby Book). As an adjunct professor, she has taught writing, both memoir and personal essay, at The New School, New York University, Manhattanville College, and at both Westport and Norwalk Continuing Education programs.

Resources for Writers

Creative Writing

Self-Publishing

Verso Studios is proud to announce its media production classes for Fall 2021! For everyone from beginners to professionals in Connecticut and the tri-state area.

Filmmaker and animator Jhonny Parks will be teaching Introduction to Adobe Premiere Pro in three two-hour classes over three weeks:

Thursday, October 14th, 4:00 - 6:00 pm

Thursday, October 21st, 4:00 - 6:00 pm

Thursday, October 28th, 4:00 - 6:00 pm

These classes are perfect for anyone ages 12+ who may be curious about the powerful go-to video editing software - ideal for artists, filmmakers, or those looking to acquire an added technical and highly desired skill on their resume.

Students will learn core Premiere Pro functions and will have the chance to apply their skills to create their own original content. Students will master Premiere Pro’s workspace layout, use of tools, video effects, importing and exporting of content, as well as understanding of file format and resolutions. By the end of the course, the students will have enough Premiere Pro knowledge to create projects on their own.

Registration is open with a one-time $25 registration fee; space is limited. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER. The class will be offered in-person only. Please come to the class with your own personal laptop with Adobe Premiere Pro installed (a free monthly trial is available on the Adobe website).

 

Jhonny Parks is a writer, director, animator, video editor, and graphic designer. He was born in Stamford, Connecticut, and moved to the town of Bethel where he currently resides. Since a very young child, he was interested in the field of visual arts, filling up sketch pads with characters from his imagination. He always wished that there were a way to have the ability to digitize his work and edit it with a computer. Jhonny took his first graphic design class in his senior year of high school. This is when he fell in love with Adobe Photoshop.

He would later enroll at Gibbs College in Norwalk, Connecticut, majoring in graphic design. This is where he received a degree in visual communications in 2008. Soon after, he started working with clients all around the world, providing high end graphics for musicians, films, websites, as well as a variety of other platforms. After designing still graphics for some time, he wanted to add movement to his images. It wasn’t long after this, that Jhonny started investing his time into learning video editing software, starting with Adobe Premiere Pro, as well as Adobe After Effects. At around this time, he also started diving into the field of stop motion animation. Jhonny currently has been involved in two award winning films, “What The Mouse”, and “White Man’s Curse”.

Over the past 5 years, Jhonny has been teaching the art of stop motion animation and filmmaking through various school systems and libraries across Fairfield County, Connecticut. He decided to start a video production company, What A Production. he still continues to write, direct, and shoot short films. Recently he has been involved in directing and filming several music videos for a variety of musicians across Connecticut and New York.

Backyard Nature Photography

Verso Studios is proud to announce its media production classes for Fall 2021! For everyone from beginners to professionals in Connecticut and the tri-state area.

Filmmaker and animator Jhonny Parks will be teaching Introduction to Adobe Photoshop in three two-hour classes over three weeks:

Tuesday, October 12th , 4:00 - 6:00 pm

Tuesday, October 19th, 4:00 - 6:00 pm

Tuesday, October 26th, 4:00 - 6:00 pm

These classes are perfect for anyone ages 12+ who may be curious about the powerful go-to photo editing and design software - ideal for artists, photographers, or those looking to acquire an added technical and highly desired skill on their resume.

Students will learn core Photoshop functions and will have the chance to apply their skills to create their own original content. Students will master Photoshop layout, use of tools, layers, filters, and have a solid understanding of project resolution, for digital, as well as print. By the end of the course, the students will have enough Photoshop knowledge to create projects on their own.

Registration is open with a one-time $25 registration fee; space is limited. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER. The class will be offered in-person only. Please come to the class with your own personal laptop with Adobe Photoshop installed (a free monthly trial is available on the Adobe website).

Jhonny Parks is a writer, director, animator, video editor, and graphic designer. He was born in Stamford, Connecticut, and moved to the town of Bethel where he currently resides. Since a very young child, he was interested in the field of visual arts, filling up sketch pads with characters from his imagination. He always wished that there were a way to have the ability to digitize his work and edit it with a computer. Jhonny took his first graphic design class in his senior year of high school. This is when he fell in love with Adobe Photoshop.

He would later enroll at Gibbs College in Norwalk, Connecticut, majoring in graphic design. This is where he received a degree in visual communications in 2008. Soon after, he started working with clients all around the world, providing high end graphics for musicians, films, websites, as well as a variety of other platforms. After designing still graphics for some time, he wanted to add movement to his images. It wasn’t long after this, that Jhonny started investing his time into learning video editing software, starting with Adobe Premiere Pro, as well as Adobe After Effects. At around this time, he also started diving into the field of stop motion animation. Jhonny currently has been involved in two award winning films, “What The Mouse”, and “White Man’s Curse”.

Over the past 5 years, Jhonny has been teaching the art of stop motion animation and filmmaking through various school systems and libraries across Fairfield County, Connecticut. He decided to start a video production company, What A Production. he still continues to write, direct, and shoot short films. Recently he has been involved in directing and filming several music videos for a variety of musicians across Connecticut and New York.

Photoshop
Premiere Pro
Backyard Nature Photography

Verso Studios is proud to announce its media production classes for Fall 2021! For everyone from beginners to professionals in Connecticut and the tri-state area.

Filmmaker and animator Jhonny Parks will be teaching Introduction to Adobe Premiere Pro in three two-hour classes over three weeks:

Thursday, October 14th, 4:00 - 6:00 pm

Thursday, October 21st, 4:00 - 6:00 pm

Thursday, October 28th, 4:00 - 6:00 pm

These classes are perfect for anyone ages 12+ who may be curious about the powerful go-to video editing software - ideal for artists, filmmakers, or those looking to acquire an added technical and highly desired skill on their resume.

Students will learn core Premiere Pro functions and will have the chance to apply their skills to create their own original content. Students will master Premiere Pro’s workspace layout, use of tools, video effects, importing and exporting of content, as well as understanding of file format and resolutions. By the end of the course, the students will have enough Premiere Pro knowledge to create projects on their own.

Registration is open with a one-time $25 registration fee; space is limited. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER. The class will be offered in-person only. Please come to the class with your own personal laptop with Adobe Premiere Pro installed (a free monthly trial is available on the Adobe website).

 

Jhonny Parks is a writer, director, animator, video editor, and graphic designer. He was born in Stamford, Connecticut, and moved to the town of Bethel where he currently resides. Since a very young child, he was interested in the field of visual arts, filling up sketch pads with characters from his imagination. He always wished that there were a way to have the ability to digitize his work and edit it with a computer. Jhonny took his first graphic design class in his senior year of high school. This is when he fell in love with Adobe Photoshop.

He would later enroll at Gibbs College in Norwalk, Connecticut, majoring in graphic design. This is where he received a degree in visual communications in 2008. Soon after, he started working with clients all around the world, providing high end graphics for musicians, films, websites, as well as a variety of other platforms. After designing still graphics for some time, he wanted to add movement to his images. It wasn’t long after this, that Jhonny started investing his time into learning video editing software, starting with Adobe Premiere Pro, as well as Adobe After Effects. At around this time, he also started diving into the field of stop motion animation. Jhonny currently has been involved in two award winning films, “What The Mouse”, and “White Man’s Curse”.

Over the past 5 years, Jhonny has been teaching the art of stop motion animation and filmmaking through various school systems and libraries across Fairfield County, Connecticut. He decided to start a video production company, What A Production. he still continues to write, direct, and shoot short films. Recently he has been involved in directing and filming several music videos for a variety of musicians across Connecticut and New York.

Backyard Nature Photography

Verso Studios is proud to announce its media production classes for Fall 2021! For everyone from beginners to professionals in Connecticut and the tri-state area.

Filmmaker and animator Jhonny Parks will be teaching Introduction to Adobe Photoshop in three two-hour classes over three weeks:

Tuesday, October 12th , 4:00 - 6:00 pm

Tuesday, October 19th, 4:00 - 6:00 pm

Tuesday, October 26th, 4:00 - 6:00 pm

These classes are perfect for anyone ages 12+ who may be curious about the powerful go-to photo editing and design software - ideal for artists, photographers, or those looking to acquire an added technical and highly desired skill on their resume.

Students will learn core Photoshop functions and will have the chance to apply their skills to create their own original content. Students will master Photoshop layout, use of tools, layers, filters, and have a solid understanding of project resolution, for digital, as well as print. By the end of the course, the students will have enough Photoshop knowledge to create projects on their own.

Registration is open with a one-time $25 registration fee; space is limited. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER. The class will be offered in-person only. Please come to the class with your own personal laptop with Adobe Photoshop installed (a free monthly trial is available on the Adobe website).

Jhonny Parks is a writer, director, animator, video editor, and graphic designer. He was born in Stamford, Connecticut, and moved to the town of Bethel where he currently resides. Since a very young child, he was interested in the field of visual arts, filling up sketch pads with characters from his imagination. He always wished that there were a way to have the ability to digitize his work and edit it with a computer. Jhonny took his first graphic design class in his senior year of high school. This is when he fell in love with Adobe Photoshop.

He would later enroll at Gibbs College in Norwalk, Connecticut, majoring in graphic design. This is where he received a degree in visual communications in 2008. Soon after, he started working with clients all around the world, providing high end graphics for musicians, films, websites, as well as a variety of other platforms. After designing still graphics for some time, he wanted to add movement to his images. It wasn’t long after this, that Jhonny started investing his time into learning video editing software, starting with Adobe Premiere Pro, as well as Adobe After Effects. At around this time, he also started diving into the field of stop motion animation. Jhonny currently has been involved in two award winning films, “What The Mouse”, and “White Man’s Curse”.

Over the past 5 years, Jhonny has been teaching the art of stop motion animation and filmmaking through various school systems and libraries across Fairfield County, Connecticut. He decided to start a video production company, What A Production. he still continues to write, direct, and shoot short films. Recently he has been involved in directing and filming several music videos for a variety of musicians across Connecticut and New York.

Photoshop
Premiere Pro
Backyard Nature Photography

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