Upcoming Classes & Workshops
Write Your Creative Aging Story: The Art of the Personal Essay
Do you have a story to tell? Write your personal essay on aging, be it quirky or serious, funny or poignant. By telling our stories we connect with others, recognize our common humanity and realize we are not alone on this journey. This course is designed to help you craft a compelling story. To that end, we will discuss the elements of a successful essay, including what to write about, where to start, voice, the importance of details, and the revision process. Writing exercises will generate ideas; readings, discussions, and gentle group feedback will help improve your story. The goal is to have a completed essay. Publishing options will also be discussed.
Re-imagining Your Life: Creative Aging Workshop
"Where do I belong?"
"Who am I, now that I'm not who I used to be?"
"What is my purpose?"
Through shared stories, guided writing prompts, readings, journaling, and other creative means, you will uncover your own personal answers, helping you find purpose and meaning in life's next act. Creative aging means tapping into experience, wisdom and curiosity to awaken a renewed sense of self and create a fulfilling and engaged life. A goal of the class is to work on a personal essay which will provide an opportunity to share your story. No prior writing experience is necessary. All writing levels are welcome.
Dates: Spring 2019
Writing Through Grief
Participants have the option to share their own personal essay on grief with the class.
Dates: Wednesdays, 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
January 16th - February 20th
College Application Essay Workshops