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Loeb School offering writing, photography workshops

New Hampshire Union Leader

April 25. 2018 12:37AM

MANCHESTER — The Nackey S. Loeb School of Communications in Manchester is offering several workshops this May and June suitable for work or play — or both.

A May 11 workshop titled “Writing News Releases” is targeted toward small business, organizations or non-profits who need to get the word out about their work.

With reporters buried in news releases, instructors Stacy Milbouer and Tom Long offer proven suggestions on how to stand out by delivering messages about your organization or business quickly, clearly and concisely. With all readers pressed for time, participants also will learn how to write releases that are informative, compelling and keep the reader’s interest.

Milbouer and Long are writers/contributing editors for Fiddlehead Magazine. Both have been reporters and columnists for regional publications including The Boston Globe and The Telegraph of Nashua.

The “Writing News Releases” will be presented at the school from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The registration fee of $50 includes lunch.

A one-day Nature Photography workshop will be held May 12 for anyone who enjoys making outdoor memories.

Witness the wonders of New Hampshire spring through your camera with award-winning photographer Geoff Forester, photo editor at the Concord Monitor and a photographer for more than 30 years. Forester will review techniques used to make meaningful and inspiring photos of nature, with an emphasis on how they can be used by the casual photographer.

Participants will travel to the nearby Audubon Center and Massabesic Lake to take photos, then return to the school to display and edit images. Students should bring digital cameras and wear comfortable clothing for the outing.

Sophisticated camera equipment is not needed, but an SLR camera is preferred.

The workshop runs from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., and the $50 registration includes lunch.

Workshops scheduled for May 19 and June 2 are perfect for work or play.

In the two-day workshop, “Smartphones — Smart Photos”, instructors will cover the basics, including how to hold the phone and use the elements around you to capture special images.

The workshop includes two Saturday sessions — May 19 and June 2, from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. — so students can learn tricks of the trade on the first day and have time to practice taking better photos before returning two weeks later to share photos, receive helpful critiques and learn more techniques.

Instructor Debi Rapson is a semi-professional photographer who has earned praise for her ability to translate technology into easy-to-understand terms for students of all ages.

The $100 registration fee covers both sessions, including lunches.

For more information on each of these workshops, or to register to attend, go to or call 627-0005.

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