There is a special focus on the literary arts this winter at The Studios. Aspiring and accomplished writers can explore the joy of the written word with Write Your Heart Out, two-four week courses offered by Nancy Magnussen. The first series of the course runs from January 7-29 from 10am-12pm each Monday. The second series runs from January 8-30 from 10am-12pm each Tuesday. Students can opt for either series or all 8 classes, and the cost is $120 for members and $150 for non-members per series.
A structured reading group called Reading Key West with Mark Hedden and Nan Klingener will be offered from January 24-April 11. Participants will meet twice a month to delve into island literature, and to discuss books and excerpts by writers who understood the island as a vital, living, complicated place, and will include selections by Ernest Hemingway, Elizabeth Bishop, and Thomas Mcguane, among others. The group meets on the 2nd and 4th Thursday each month from 6:00-7:30pm. The cost of the full series is $60 for members and $75 for non-members, and the drop in fee per session is $12 for members and $15 for non-members.