OLLI WRITERS WORKSHOP

OSH 382 / Non Credit
Course taught in: English
Locations: LFH 119

Fall 1 - Course description: This is an informal class, encouraging memoir writing, novel and short fiction, poetry, even song lyrics!  Sharing the events of our lives, memories and experiences creates a tightly-knit group of writers with an emphasis on preserving each member’s personal privacy. Some commentary is offered on how to get started writing, coping with the blank page, up to and including independent publishing. Recommended text is: The Elements of Style by E.B. White and William Strunk, Jr. 

Fall 2 - Course description: Class will continue to highlight the writings of members. Format is that those who write earn the opportunity to read their work aloud and receive comments on the effectiveness of their writing. This is an informal class, encouraging memoir writing, novel and short fiction, poetry, even song lyrics!  Sharing the events of our lives, memories and experiences creates a tightly-knit group of writers with an emphasis on preserving each member’s personal privacy. Some commentary is offered on how to get started writing, coping with the blank page, up to and including independent publishing. Recommended text is: The Elements of Style by E.B. White and William Strunk, Jr. 

Mr. George Wendell graduated from UMass with a BA in Classical studies, and 9 upper level English classes. He then graduated from the University of Toronto with an MA degree in Classical Studies. After retiring from a career in financial sales he has been a member of OLLI since September 2014, and a class facilitator (Writers’ Workshop) this past session. He brings a deep appreciation and knowledge of literature to OLLI and hopes to find ways to share his passion with classmates. Other interests include literary theory and criticism, linguistics, and playing the piano (mainly jazz).

 

 

This course is available as part of the following:

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute Courses
These courses and programs are available at the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute. Membership is required. Our classes take place in Lau Founders Hall, 1550 Brescia Ave., Coral Gables, FL 33146 unless otherwise noted below.

OLLI 2017-2018 Membership is required to take this course and will be added to your cart upon enrollment. If you already have purchased a membership, you will not be charged for this membership.
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Starts: 8/1/2017 Ends: 7/31/2018
$40
Course OSH - 382, Section 30
Starts: 9/29/2017 Ends: 10/27/2017
Meets on: Friday
Time: 10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Location: 119
Price: $35.00 Enroll Now
Course OSH - 382, Section 31
Starts: 11/3/2017 Ends: 12/15/2017
Meets on: Friday
Time: 10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Location: 119
Price: $35.00 Enroll Now