IN PERSON: Do you have a family story that has yet to be recorded, or a personal story you want to reflect on? The act of writing facilitates this process by opening a window and allowing the writer to contemplate past events and see them in a new light. Each week, we’ll use writing prompts to get the creative process going, then take time to share our work and respond to others' work. In the process, students will "find" the story they want to tell and then develop it. Students will share their writing via email so all participants can read each other's work. In-class feedback, along with the teacher's comments sent via email, will give the writer plenty of ideas for how to strengthen their piece. The goal is to give constructive criticism and encourage each other. The takeaway will be your well-crafted narrative. Participants will experience how the sharing of our stories can bring us together and reveal our similarities. | Facilitated discussion, Active Skill Learning.
Max enrollment: 10.
Location: Judea Reform Congregation, 1933 W. Cornwallis Rd, Durham NC 27705
Margaret Anderson has an M.A. in creative writing from Hollins University and taught writing programs for both children and adults for Durham County Library while working there as a librarian. She also taught at the Young Writers Workshop at NC State University. A published poet, Margaret completed a creative writing class with author and teacher Nancy Peacock. This will be her second time teaching this course for OLLI — the last course was a great teaching and learning experience!