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Telling Your Story: Autobiographical Writing


Adult Enrichment / Writing & Literature -
Fall 2021

This course will help you unlock memories and add historical context and larger dimensions to what may seem like a small, even unimportant life journey. We will pay special attention to evocation of the times in which characters live. Without consulting the music, the styles, the politics, the social conventions, the influence of money (or the lack of it) that formed the characters and made them who they are, the author runs the risk of leaving them orphaned in history. For inspiration and guidance, the class will look at the work of writers who are masters at mixing personal stories with the great world outside. This small class will incorporate time for sharing and critiquing in a supportive environment. The goal is to leave the class with a story that can be left to your children and your children’s children, an invaluable history for future generations. Writers with limited experience are welcome. Expect to turn in between 1,000-1,500 words (about 4-6 pages) every week.

Susan Dworkin

Susan Dworkin has made a living as a writer of books, plays, and articles for 30 years. She taught writing at Tufts University and other organizations. Her book, The Nazi Officer’s Wife (co-written with the late Edith Hahn Beer), was a New York Times best seller

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WL-Your Story

  Susan Dworkin


Online
Thursdays, Sep 30 - Nov 4
7:00 - 9:00 PM

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Price: $ 139 00