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Writing Workshop and other events at The Ajna Center

November 17, 2014

The Ajna Center has moved to a wonderful new location within Croton-on-Hudson at 75 South Riverside Ave! We now are handicap accessible with an elevator, and beautiful conference room. Also, a private parking lot, and river views!

Please welcome Kirsten Bakis, Editor and Writing Coach.

Kirsten Bakis is an editor and writing coach who leads weekly workshops and is available for private consultation by appointment. She has taught in many college and university programs and is currently a member of the resident faculty at the Yale Summer Writers’ Conference. She is the multiple-award-winning author of the novel Lives of the Monster Dogs (which has a band named after it and may soon become a terrifying film) and is an editor at the literary magazine Origins. Kirsten teaches writing workshops at The Ajna Center for Wellness & Community.

Fiction Writing Workshop with published author, Kirsten Bakis.
November 18 & November 25.

Choose one of two weekly sessions: Session I: 9:45am to 11:45am, or Session II: 12pm to 2pm.

(Session II has spots available. Session I occasionally has one spot available.)

In these classes we workshop—that, is constructively critique, as a group—up to fifteen pages of prose each writer has sent us ahead of time. We do this every other week. On alternate weeks, we have fun with low-pressure, focused in-class exercises to help hone specific skills, such as writing dialogue, creating characters, or structuring plot.
Although I’m a fiction teacher by training, I welcome non-fiction, and we have class members who write it.

The cost is $50 for an individual class.

Limit is 5 students per class. You may contact Kirsten directly to sign up at


Red Tent Women’s Gathering
Nov 21st 7:30-9:00pm. Please join us in viewing the documentary about other Red Tents happening all over the world. Become a part of this movement! Please RSVP to Tina at or by calling 914-827-0100.

All Natural Salve and Salt Scrub Making Workshop with Tina Triburgo, LCSW, Herbalist Apprentice.
Learn to make these for yourself or as a gift just in time for the holidays! Leave with the recipe as well as a sample of scrub and salve!

Saturday November 22nd, from 11:30-12:30. $25 per person. Please pre-register with Tina at or by calling 914-827-0100.


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