Maine Writers & Publishers Alliance will offer summer workshops on the Midcoast over the next few weeks.

On Saturday, July 22, from 9:30 to 4:30 p.m. Frank O. Smith will teach Writing True: Tapping into the Unconscious, a fiction writing workshop at the Rockland Public Library, 80 Union St. Cost is $120, $65 for MWPA members.

On Saturday, Aug. 5, from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Melanie Brooks will bring her But Isn’t It Their Story, Too? memoir workshop to the Belfast Free Library, 106 High St. Cost is $120, $65 for MWPA members. MWPA is offering one full scholarship for this workshop; advance registration is required to attend.

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Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or