Course 115: "Thanks for the Memories"
-- A Writing Workshop
Leader: Gale Duque
Description: Have you often recalled events from your life that you thought might be of interest to your children or grandchildren? Or have you experienced something you would like to capture on paper either as a way to remember it or to think about the event in a different way? In this relaxed, informal setting, you will have a chance to start or refine such a piece of writing - personal memoirs, a family history, vignettes from your life or anything you've always wanted to write but never did!
During the class we will discuss ways to overcome writer's block as well as techniques for getting started, organizing ideas, getting and giving helpful feedback on drafts, and using the writing process effectively. While you will have the opportunity to share your work-in-progress in small groups throughout our time together, you as the writer will always be in control of your own writing.
Biography: Gale Duque has taught for 30 years in various locations from Finland to Penn State and Bucknell. Fifteen of those years she was a Writing and Teaching Consultant at Bucknell's Writing Center.
Materials for Course: Photocopies of pertinent guidelines will be handed out. The main homework will be to continue working on the piece between classes, but may also include some short reading assignments related to the writing process to spur you on.
Number of Participants: Minimum: 6; Maximum: 12
Location: RidgeCrest at RiverWoods - Creative Arts Room
Meeting Time: Wednesdays, February 27 through April 3, 10 - 11:30 a.m.