Reading & Writing
Create a Platform for Your Book
If you’ve written/are writing a book, it’s important to connect with readers. That may involve social media, ways to make your book visible to the public and how to draw your readers into your subject matter.
Bring whatever you’re working on—a novel, short story, magazine article, memoir, screenplay, poetry, children’s story, etc. You’ll have the opportunity to read and receive feedback on your work.
Writing Your Memoirs
Published writer and editor Diane Robertson will help students uncover the through line and theturning pointsin their lives, how to show rather than tell the story, and how to write realistic dialogue.Students also willlearn how to frame stories for journals, family chronicles or memoirs. Students should bring a notebook and pen to each session as there will be weekly writing exercises and hopefully, by session five, students will have a good start on their memoirs.
You Do Have a Book in You!
How many times have you said, "Boy, I could write a book!"? Well, now's the time, jump-started by this 3-week intensive mini course! Quickly, you'll be deep into your story with Esther Gordon, author, journalist and editor, encouraging and guiding you from cover to cover. Also on the agenda is how-to for short stories, memoirs, vignettes, editorials, humor, non-fiction poetry and avoiding writer's block.