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Monday, February 12, 2018

Lighthouse Literary Guild Classes Continue at SU Beginning February 12

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SALISBURY, MD---Salisbury University’s Center for Extended and Lifelong Learning (CELL) provides new opportunities for established and aspiring writers to hone their skills through classes offered by the Lighthouse Literary Guild beginning in February.

All sessions meet at the University House, 1116 Camden Ave. Cost is $60 per six-week course. Classes include:

“Poetry Writing – Intermediate Level” with Nancy Mitchell: 4:30-6 p.m. Mondays, February 12-March 19. Mitchell is a published author and faculty in SU’s Environmental Studies Department. She is a Pushcart Prize winner, and the author of The Near Surround and Grief Hut.

“Writing a Killer Blog” with Mindie Burgoyne: 4-5:30 p.m. Tuesdays, February 13-March 20. Burgoyne is a past president of the Eastern Shore Writers Association and has written six books on regional travel. Her writing and photographs have been featured in The Washington Post and on CBS News, NBC’s Today and National Geographic Television, among others.

“Poetry Writing – Beginners Level” with Tara Elliott: 4:30-6 p.m. Wednesdays, February 14-March 21. The award-winning founder and co-editor of the online poetry magazine Triplopia and long-time moderator of Poem, Elliott had been published in journals including Short Stuff, The Baroque Review, Lotus Blooms, Adagio Verse Quarterly and The Writer’s Hood.

“Staring Your Novel or Memoir: the First Steps” with Pat Valdata: 6:30-8 p.m. Thursdays, February 15-March 22. Valdata won the Donald Justice Prize for her poetry collection Where No Man Can Touch. In addition to poetry, she also has written two novels. Her second, The Other Sister, won a gold medal from the Hungarian Association’s Árpád Academy.

Class sizes are limited. Advance registration is required. To register visit

For more information email Molly Riordan at or call 410-543-6090.

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