Writing Out of Your Life
Find stories from your life to turn into written works in this encouraging course that focuses on generating new work instead of revising and critiquing.
What you will learn.
- Examine your life stories to find the ones only you can tell
- Generate new writing in a supportive, encouraging environment
- Respond to weekly prompts and exercises
- Locate and refine your personal voice
About this course:Writing out of your life can be a process of self-revelation, a way of discerning the pattern of your life even while you're in the midst of living it. Whether you want to write a memoir or transmute your life into fiction or poetry, this workshop helps you mine the rich vein of material that is yours alone. The focus of this workshop is on production and encouragement, rather than editing and critiquing. Using a combination of weekly prompts and assignments, instructor feedback, and group interaction, you write a series of autobiographical narratives. For both beginners and seasoned writers who want to get in touch with their personal voice.
Winter 2020 Schedule
These courses are fully online, and there are no in-person classroom meetings.
Enrollment limited to 15 students. Internet access required.