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Writing Life Stories Group A

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CourseGraphic Why write our own stories? Perhaps your family has been after you to tell your life story. Perhaps you want to capture enduring portraits of the people in your life, or to reflect on where you’ve been and what you’ve done. 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 writers’ online resources will be provided. This study group, a workshop, is limited to 12 students to allow each person time to present a story and receive feedback on it. If you ever wished to try your hand at writing compelling, real-life stories, or at writing reflective personal essays this is your chance. No class on 5/27/19.

Class Details

13 Sessions
Weekly - Mon

Wieboldt Hall

MultipleInstructor :
1.Karen Herzoff2.Leora Rosen3.William Kudlaty 



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Schedule Information

Skip dates: (No class on 05/27/2019)

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s) Instructional Method
3/4/2019 - 6/3/2019 Weekly - Mon 1:15 PM - 3:15 PM Chicago, Wieboldt Hall  Map William Kudlaty  ; Leora Rosen  ; Karen Herzoff  ClassRoom