Many people begin writing as a hobby or for therapy and find it so pleasurable that they continue. A one-day workshop, “Writing for Pleasure,” will be held at the Museum of South Texas History on Tuesday, Feb. 2. This class is designed for people who enjoy writing and want to explore different ways of getting their thoughts on paper.

The instructor is Jan Seale, a McAllen author with published writing in fiction, essays, poetry, and children’s books. A specialist in teaching writing to adults, Seale has taught at national writing conferences as well as in university continuing education and Elderhostel events.

Workshop attendees may choose from a smorgasbord of ideas and methods that encourage them to practice the art of writing. The session will also be helpful for those who want to start a specific project, such as a memoir or a children’s book. If the work is already in progress, the day promises to add fresh insights and inspiration for continuing.

No special training in writing is necessary to be a part of the group. The cost is $60. The workshop will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. with a one-hour lunch break.

Enrollment is limited, so advance registration is necessary. To reserve your place in the class, call the Museum of South Texas History at 383-6911 by Friday, Jan. 29. The museum is located at 200 N. Closner Blvd. in Edinburg.