2021 is shaping up to have more educational opportunities than ever before. 

Once again we’ve doubled the opportunities for aspiring writers to receive professional critiques through the

Holley Rubinsky Memorial Blue Pencil Sessions with either Jenna Butler or Anne DeGrace.

We’ve got three great workshops in development. Stay tuned for full details on:


Nature writing with Jenna Butler

Poetry with Carla Funk

Playwriting with Clem Martini


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2021 is the seventh year of the Blue Pencil Sessions, named for writer, teacher, and mentor Holley Rubinsky.
Past writers offering one-on-one critiques have been Caroline Adderson (2016), Fred Stenson, (2017), Susan Musgrave (2018), Marilyn Bowering (2019), and Jenna Butler and Nelson’s Verna Relkoff (2020). Writers submit writing two weeks in advance (word limits apply) and receive a written critique plus a one-on-one consultation.

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