Hudson Valley writer to host writing workshops at Harriman Cafe

Calling all writers:

Writing workshops are coming to Monroe/Harriman

Hudson Valley writer to hold series of workshops in July and August at Harriman Café

6-part series begins July 7, 2022

May 4, 2022, Monroe, NY – Longtime Hudson Valley writer MJ Hanley-Goff will host a series of six writing workshops at the Kulture Café in Harriman, a new cafe. The series will focus on creative writing tips and memoir writing, while students work on their own writing projects.

“I learned that writers need a place to find inspiration,” says Hanley-Goff, who has written for several publications, including Orange Magazine, the Times Herald-Record, and Hudson Valley magazine, among others. , “and this new Café in Harriman provides the perfect ambiance.

The cafe has a book-themed interior, with shelves of books for sale, notebooks, pens, and notepads.

“Plus,” says Hanley-Goff, “the best coffee and the best muffins, which always inspire a writer.”

Having successfully completed writing workshops at area libraries, Hanley-Goff wants to create a regular place for writers to work on their projects, share their drafts, and be in the company of other writers.

“I hope this summer introductory series will be the catalyst for regular workshops throughout the year,” she said.

Kulture Café owners Aida and Justine are looking forward to collaborating and seeing their place become a home for writers.

The dates of the workshops are July 7, 14, 28 and August 4, 11, 18, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. The Kulture Café is located at 2 North Main Street, Harriman. Sessions are $15 each, $20 at the door, and $80 for the entire series. Participants will be able to buy goodies at a reduced price and there will be raffles at each workshop.

For more information and to register, contact MJ Hanley-Goff at [email protected], or by phone at 845-590-4449.

Author and writing coach, MJ Hanley-Goff has been writing professionally for nearly thirty years. His career began at Newsday, then in other New York publications such as the Times Herald-Record, Photo News, Woodbury Gazette, Monroe Magazine, Orange Magazine and Hudson Valley magazine. A former editor of Hudson Valley Parent magazine, she has also written for AAA’s Car & Travel and Tri-County Woman, and has been a feature editor for since its inception in 2009.

As the founder of MJWRITES, INC., she has self-published two books and offers writing workshops for everyone and college writing help for high school students. She mentored several new authors as they completed their first books, including: Born Perfect by Cheryl Worzala-Grogin; My Hall of Memories: From The Clydebank Blitz to TWA Flight 800 by Dominick Kelly; and Life is a Highway by Steven J. Pavia, DC.

“We all have a writer inside us, and we all have a story to share,” says Hanley-Goff.