Maine Writers & Publishers Alliance (MWPA) is hosting two winter workshops in the midcoast. On Saturday, February 9, Beacon Press author Melanie Brooks will lead “Come a Little Bit Closer,” a workshop on crafting memoir scenes, from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Belfast Free Library.

On Saturday, March 2, from noon to 5:30 p.m. at Camden Public Library, Liza Gardner Walsh, author of over a dozen children’s books, will lead “The Hush,” a workshop on writing children’s picture books. Advance registration is required to attend; one scholarship is available for each workshop.

For more information, go to or call 228-8263.