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Explore Your Writing Talents, Westporters!

WESTPORT, Conn. – If you've ever thought about writing a book or television show or starting a blog—what are you waiting for? The Westport Writers' Workshop can help you achieve your goals.

Founded in 2004 by Westporter Jessica Bram, the workshop offers fiction and nonfiction programs for writers of all levels. The fall courses, led by regional writers, will include some popular favorites and new offerings.

"One workshop I'm really excited about this fall is ' Walking the Line Between Memoir and Fiction ' led by novelist Sandra Rodriguez Barron," Bram said. "I've heard a lot of people say they have an interest in a story but don't know whether to write a memoir or novel. This will help answer that question."

The six-session memoir/fiction workshop has never been offered before, Bram said. Also new this season is a program led by screen and television writer GiGi New. " From Pitch to Pilot: Writing Half-Hour Comedy Pilots for Television " is perfect for anyone who's ever had an idea for a TV sitcom, Bram said.

Earlier this summer, New, who was a writer's assistant on "Everyone Loves Raymond," gave a one-day workshop on how to write a sitcom, and it was filled to capacity, Bram said.

The fall lineup will also include two workshops led by Westporter Dan Woog, mastermind behind the " 06880 " blog. The first workshop, Bram said, is called " Be a Blogger " and is perfect for anyone who's ever thought about starting a blog. The second, " Be a Better Blogger ," is for people who already have a blog and are looking to perfect their craft.

Registration begins Aug. 15. To view the full offering of workshops, visit the Westport Writers' Workshop online .

Are you a writer? Have you ever taken a workshop at Westport Writers' Workshop?

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