LANCASTER -- Seven Bridge Writers' Collaborative plans several workshops in February. For more information, email or visit All are held at Thayer Memorial Library, 717 Main St., Lancaster.

"When Plot Is Not Enough, Part I," with Winona Wendth, will be held Saturday, Feb. 16, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Subtext, like plot, is always at the service of the meaning of our stories or essays and can be developed in a number of ways. In Part I, investigate short excerpts of good writing, and practice using devices that can help your readers discover the meaning of your stories subtly but with great effect. Part I is free and open to the public.

"When Plot Is Not Enough, Part II," also with Wendth, will be held Saturday, Feb. 23, also from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Part II of the workshop is open to those who attended Part I on Feb. 16, and who want personalized guidance for their projects. Writers will share their own work in a modified workshop setting, and revise with a mind toward subplot in staging, literary devices, tone and characters. The fee for this intensive workshop is $40.00; and class size is limited so pre-registration is required at seven-bridge-sessions/intensives/subtext.

On Tuesday, Feb. 26, there will be an Open Mic from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.


, an opportunity for local writers to share their work with other writers and the community. Readings are limited to five minutes. All are invited to read, listen or both.

Also, registration is open for "Turning Memories into Memoir," a six-week spring course that will explore how to get at truth in a story and make it come alive. The class will have a size limit and a fee. For more information, visit