Weekly writing class starts Oct. 5 at The Commons at Central Hall

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DOVER-FOXCROFT — Local author Joe Siccardi will facilitate a six-week class trying to demystify writing in general and taking out the fear of sharing your written words. The interactive “Take the Fear Out of Writing” class will begin at 1 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 5 at The Commons at Central Hall, Dover-Foxcroft. It will continue weekly through Nov. 9.

During the sessions, Siccardi will address the different types of writing, some basic rules (and exceptions), style and grammar, spelling, context, syntax and how to create effective sentences, paragraphs, characters, plots, subplots and themes.

Siccardi hopes to introduce a class project, challenging participants to brainstorm and research for their collective and individual contributions.

But most of all, Siccardi said the emphasis of the class will be “fun.”

“Writing doesn’t have to be daunting,” he said. “We write all the time. Why not make our communication more effective?”

Please contact 343-3018 or for more information or to register. Bring your laptop, journal or notebook.

Siccardi was an editorial writer, editor and publisher for 52 years and posts a blog at He recently published his first novella “Heaven Shining Through.” As he states, “I’m the ordinary Joe walking along this journey called life and sharing it with you!”

He is the proud father of five children, 18 grandchildren and three great-granddaughters. He currently lives in Dover-Foxcroft, after life experiences in Paterson, Totowa, Ogdensburg and Newton, N.J.; Belvidere, Ill.; Toledo, Ohio; Washington, D.C.; Laurel, Md; and Seneca Falls and Willard (Romulus), N.Y.

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