Tired of typing with your thumbs? Interested in creative expression but don’t know where to start? It’s time to get your innermost thoughts, most inspired ideas, and strongest opinions off your chest and into a journal. Whether you are new to journaling or are looking to take your practice to the next level, this workshop is for you! Local author Jason M. Rubin will guide you in getting started with this low-tech yet highly therapeutic and rewarding form of personal communication. Jason creates a safe space to learn, to write, and—if you are willing—to share. All ages welcome.
Jason M. Rubin has been a professional writer since 1985, when he graduated from the University of Massachusetts Amherst with a degree in journalism. Since 2000, he has been an award-winning writer at Libretto Inc., a Boston-based strategic messaging and content development firm. His first book, The Grave and the Gay (2012), is a historical romance novel based on a 17th-century English folk ballad. In 2019, he self-published a new historical romance, King of Kings, about the relationship between King Solomon and the Queen of Sheba, along with a revised edition of TG&TG in a single volume entitled Ancient Tales Newly Told. His third book, Villainy Ever After (2022), is a collection of 13 classic fairy tales told from the point of the view of the villains, all linked together by a core narrative. In addition to his books, Jason contributes music criticism to The Arts Fuse (artsfuse.org), a regional online arts magazine, and teaches workshops on The Joy of Journaling.