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Writing Life Stories Group B

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ClassGraphic Why write our own stories? Memoir writing may help us capture enduring portraits of the people in our lives, recreate with words the landscapes we once walked, and take the time to reflect on our ever-changing personal, familial, or social circumstances. Yet, writing about one’s own life can be daunting. Where does one start? What should be included or left out? How should you organize your thoughts? Chronologically? Thematically? What about style? Poetry or prose? Brief anecdotes or chapter-long memoirs? Whether beginners or experienced writers, we can help each other tackle some of these questions in our OLLI memoir writing groups. Every week we will have an opportunity to present our work to a sounding board of like-minded “memoirists” and to give and receive helpful feedback. A list of reference textbooks, memoirs, and writer’s online resources will be provided. We will have two autonomous memoir-writing groups. This study group, a workshop, is limited to 12 participants to allow each person to present a story and receive feedback. If you ever wished to try your hand at writing compelling, real-life stories, this is your chance. 

Class Details

14 Sessions
Weekly - Mon

Wieboldt Hall

MultipleInstructor :
1.Martin Mozes2.Joe McDonald 



Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s) Instructional Method
9/10/2018 - 12/10/2018 Weekly - Mon 1:15 PM - 3:15 PM Chicago, Wieboldt Hall  Map Joe McDonald  ; Martin Mozes  ClassRoom