Brainstorm your college essay workshop, Oct. 12

“Brainstorm your college essay,” takes place on Thursday, Oct. 12 from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Acton-Boxborough High School, 36 Charter Road, Acton.

The workshop offers an idea-sharing session followed by writing exercises and feedback. Students will leave with a solid topic and an opening paragraph for the essay. Fee: $179 per student. Limited to 8. This three-hour workshop is for seniors only. Questions? Email


About the tutor

Joyce Pellino Crane is an award-winning journalist, recognized for editorial writing by two major newspaper organizations. Her essays have appeared in the Boston Globe, Newsday, and GateHouse Media publications. She has taught college essay workshops to high school students for five years. Joyce is the former editor of the Westford Eagle and Littleton Independent and is an approved Westford Academy tutor. She is currently the multimedia news director at Westford Community Access Television.