WRITERS' WORKSHOP

OSH 382 / Non Credit
Course taught in: English
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Course description:  This course continues to highlight the writings of members. Format is modeled after the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, with peer review, constructive criticism, and the opportunity to read aloud to an audience of writers, all aimed to help writers hone the effectiveness of their writing. This is an informal class, encouraging memoir writing, novel and short fiction, non-fiction, poetry, even song lyrics!  Sharing the events of our lives, memories, experiences, and imagination creates a tightly-knit group of friends and requires an emphasis on preserving each member’s personal privacy. Suggestions are shared on how to get started writing, coping with the blank page, developing one’s unique style, structural aspects and thematic cohesivity. RECOMMENDED TEXTS are: The Elements of Style by E.B. White and William Strunk, Jr., and The Art of Memoir, by Mary Karr, prolific award-winning author and professor of English at Syracuse University.

 

Instructor: Mr. George Wendell

 

 

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 2019-2020 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.
OLLI 2019-2020 Membership Added to cart upon enrollment.
Starts: 8/1/2019 Ends: 7/31/2020
$45