“We tell ourselves stories in order to live.” –Joan Didion
We need to be writing! We’re living through an unprecedented time in our world, in our country, in our states, in our towns, in our homes. Let’s heed our need for communication and connection and meet together to talk virtually about what we need to say about any or all of it. We’ll read ahead of time (materials will be sent to you prior to class) from other writers—poets, essayists, fiction writers—exploring how they created and re-created thoughts and experiences. We’ll discuss and practice imitating their ways and then try out our own unique style, getting helpful feedback from others. At the end of the session, we’ll share something we needed to write during the class and leave with an idea on how to continue expressing ourselves better in writing.
Join Marge Barrett, local author and poet, for our first virtual writing class. She’ll be sharing her knowledge of writing and encouraging participants to share their ideas and their own writing.
Materials students will need to have in-hand to fully participate:
- Pen and Paper
Online Class General Information:
- Each registration is for one “device” (one computer, tablet, phone). This is to ensure we don’t have more people registered than the instructor is comfortable with having in a class. Please be respectful of this guideline and purchase multiple class spots if more than one person from your household is interested in attending.
- You will need a reliable Internet connection as well as a computer or device with which to access the online class. Please arrive 10 minutes before class begins, to ensure your connection and device are ready when the class begins.
- If the class lists ‘Materials Needed’, you will want to purchase those materials and have them available as well
- Each class will be held using Zoom technology. You will receive a link and a password and information on how to log on, prior to the class. You will be able to view and ask questions during the class.
General Age Policy:
All classes are for adults (18+) unless otherwise noted.
Be aware we may cancel 5 days before class date if a minimum number of registrations not reached. We work to balance teachers' need to plan for a class with students' busy schedules -- not an easy task. Please register as early as possible!