Workshop: In the Beginning with Anne LeClaire

Where: Boston College High School
When: 03/13 , 10:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Within the first page of a book much is revealed including a sense of voice, character, time and place. All else grows from those first words. A false step in the opening will reverberate throughout the manuscript. A well-crafted one will not only draw readers in but will foreshadow all that is to come, including the final pages. Using both lecture and exercises as well as examples from literature, the workshop will focus on how to create and shape compelling beginnings.

Workshop is free to members
RSVP by March 6th to  cmicheledorsey@comcast.net.


Directions to Boston College High School
150 William T Morrissey Boulevard
Boston, MA 02125

BC High is conveniently located near Routes 93 and 90 and has plenty of parking.

From the North:
•    Take Route I-93 (Southeast Expressway) south to Boston
•    Take Exit 15 off the I-93 expressway
•    Take a left at the bottom of the ramp and proceed past the T station (JFK/UMass)
•    Take first right at the rotary onto Morrissey Blvd. (stay in the right lane)
•    At the bottom of the hill, bear right onto the UMass service road
•    Proceed through the set of lights in front of the Boston Globe Building (BC High is opposite at this point)
•    At the second set of lights (the entrance to the UMass/JFK Library complex), take a left making a U-turn back onto Morrissey Blvd.
•    Immediately bear right onto the service road and use the second entrance into BC High.
•    Visitor parking is available directly opposite the main entrance of the school.

From the West:
•    Take the Massachusetts Turnpike (I-90) to Boston
•    Follow the above directions from the North.

From the South:
•    Take Route I-93 (Southeast Expressway) to Exit 14
•    Merge off the ramp on to Morrissey Blvd. and proceed over bridge
•    Immediately after the lights at the entrance to UMass, bear right onto the service road and use the entrance into BC High (second driveway)
•    Visitor parking is available directly opposite the main entrance of the school.
From the MBTA:
•    Located on the Red Line, JFK/UMass is only a five minute walk from BC High.
•    Walk up Morrissey Blvd. towards Shaws Supermarket and cross over the foot bridge. BC High is a few yards from the foot bridge on the left.
•    Connections can be made to the Red Line from all parts of the MBTA system. Visit www.mbta.com for more detailed information.