Maine Humanities Council Co-Facilitators Sara Beech, left, and Elizabeth Cooke will host virtual creative writing workshops from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Saturdays, Feb. 13, March 13 and April 10. Contributed

LIVERMORE FALLS — Maine Humanities Council Co-Facilitators Elizabeth Cooke and Sara Beech will host virtual creative writing workshops from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Saturdays, Feb. 13, March 13 and April 10.

Workshops are family friendly and welcome all ages and levels of experience. All proceeds support Literacy Volunteers Adult Tutoring.

A sliding scale donation is requested: $10 a session is suggested. To register for one session or all three, go to and click on the donate button. If a financial contribution is not possible at this time, call or email to make arrangements for participation at [email protected] or 207-500-3131.

Cooke and Beech will guide participants through simple exercises to discover their inner writers and turn their personal stories into finished works by the end of the session.

Session 1, Feb. 13, “Outside Lives, Inside Dreams”: Using Maine author Ashley Bryan’s book, “Freedom Over Me,” as a starting point, participants will create works of art and writing around observable outsides and unseen inner lives.

Session 2, March 13, “Beautiful Futures Mini-Zine”: Attendees will use list, poems, art and collage to imagine and record dreams for a future in a tiny, shareable book form, using mini-zine formatting techniques.

Session 3, April 10, “I Used To … But Now … And Some Day”: The class will brainstorm beginnings, middles and ends through writing/collaging to discover what comes next.

Cooke has collaborated with LVFSC as a Maine Humanities Council facilitator, leading group book discussions for over 20 years. She was a classroom teacher for 37 years and continues her life’s work as a writer and teacher of writing. Cooke published two works of fiction, one of nonfiction and a new novel is in the works.

Beech, LVFSC administrative assistant and tutoring program coordinator since 2016, is a Maine Humanities Council facilitator, a full-time master’s student of community education and transformative language arts at Goddard College, and a board member of the Wilton Free Public Library. Sara has always pursued alternative education pathways.