"To be a person is
to have a story to tell."
-- Isak Dinesen
(The following Wednesdays in 2013, from 7-9pm)
Class 1: May 1
Class 2: May 22
Class 3: June 12
Class 4: July 10
Class 5: August 7
Class 6: September 11
Class 7: October 9
This course is a unique opportunity for you to create a compilation of short autobiographical writings while exploring the many benefits of doing so.
Our goal is to go beyond the bits and pieces of information that we share through today's social media and create a lasting document that dives deeper into who we really are.
We know from Facebook that you love your dog, hate Mondays, and enjoy photographing very high temperature readings. But let’s talk more about the day you brought your dog home from the shelter, the best Monday you ever had at work, and your favorite way to cool off as a kid on a hot summer day. In fact, let’s not just talk about it; let’s write about it, too.
Not only will we write, but we will edit, share, and critique our work.
Ultimately, you will walk away from the workshop with some sort of written account of you. This account may be in the form of a blog, a diary, a short memoir, or maybe just a pile of essays that make you smile.
If you love your final product, you may pass it along as a gift to a loved one. If you hate it, you can give it to your dog to chew up, then take the workshop again. Either way, you'll have learned something about writing and, hopefully, something about yourself.