Course Description

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

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Tease Out the Story!
Classroom - In Person
11:00AM to 12:30PM
Sep 13, 2023 to Nov 01, 2023
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Classroom - In Person  
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Please note: No prior writing experience is required. All levels are welcome. The recommended books are great references for your personal library.

Recommended reading:
Dion Leonard, "Finding Gobi, The Amazing True Story (A little dog with a very big heart)" (9780718098575)
Raynor Winn, "The Salt Path" (9780143134114)
Kristen Beddard, "Bonjour Kale: A Memoir of Paris, Love and Recipes" (9781492630043)

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