Memoir Workshop for Teachers

WRITING X 461.29

This workshop for active school teachers will help participants carve out time to reflect and write, putting personal histories and journeys onto the page.

Live Online
Starting at $50.00
As few as 8 weeks

What you can learn

  • Get help establishing time to reflect on your life and turn it into words on the page
  • Explore different genres of writing as you identify ways to document your lived experiences
  • Engage in supportive workshopping to further develop your pieces and sharpen your writing skills
  • Learn about writing craft technique, including setting, description, character development, and point of view

About this course:

When we live a rigorous schedule, it’s easy to set aside one’s own story. This writing workshop is for teachers to carve out time for themselves and delve deeper into their journeys and  explore their personal histories and identities on the page. The workshop will offer pathways and create space for teachers to step into being writers and explore genres and document their lives. Using the workshopping process, the sessions will create a safe space for writing and feedback, identifying, place and setting, describing characters, PoV and developing a critical lens. By the end of the session, participants will have started larger projects which they can develop on their own or in other workshops. 

Summer 2024 Schedule

Date & Time
Tuesday 6:00PM - 9:00PM PT
Future Offering (Opens April 29, 2024 12:00:00 AM)
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Instructor: Sehba Sarwar
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Location: Remote Classroom

No meeting July 2 and July 9. These weeks will include asynchronous online work. 

Early childhood and K-12 teachers are eligible to enroll. Admission to this course is by application only. All applicants must complete the attached application to verify employment as an early childhood or K-12 teacher. 

Enrollment limited to 15 students; early enrollment advised. Visitors not permitted. Internet access required. 

This course is held via a combination of video teleconference and asynchronous work. Instructors use Zoom to offer live class meetings at the designated class meeting time and additional online work. Students must be present at the course meeting time as each student’s final grade may include scores for participation. 
Please inform your instructor if you will miss a class meeting. You are responsible for any class information you missed. We suggest you arrange with a fellow classmate to share their notes when feasible.

Refund Deadline
No refunds after July 02, 2024
Course Requirements
Internet access required to access course materials.
Tue Jun 18, 2024
6:00PM PT - 9:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Tue Jun 25, 2024
6:00PM PT - 9:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Tue Jul 16, 2024
6:00PM PT - 9:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Tue Jul 23, 2024
6:00PM PT - 9:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Tue Jul 30, 2024
6:00PM PT - 9:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Tue Aug 6, 2024
6:00PM PT - 9:00PM PT
Remote Classroom

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