The benefits of journal writing will be explained in a class Thursday, April 24, from 9:30 to 11 a.m. at the Darien Community Association, 274 Middlesex Road.

The session will explore writing prompts and free writes. Instructor Cathy Allman is a poet and educator who leads creativity workshops throughout Fairfield County.

The cost is $20 for members and $25 for nonmembers. Payment is required by Monday, April 22. To register, visit or call 203-655-9050.