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Your Life is a Work of Art: A Creative Nonfiction Writing Workshop

Please note: You must be a member of Duke's Osher Lifelong Learning Center to take this class. Contact OLLI for more information. 

Each life contains millions of stories. Maybe it's time to write yours down? With the help of prompts we will reflect, explore, share, learn from each other and create. We will cover such topics as: battling writing perfectionism, point of view, revision, and more. Whether you are writing for personal introspection or to create keepsakes for loved ones, a supportive but rigorous setting will ensure feedback from the instructor and peers. Additional prompts and reading assignments showcasing well-known essayists will be provided by the instructor in between classes. It is my hope that this class will enable you to feel more connected to your own life and the lives of those around you. Open to writers of all genres and levels of experience. Required materials: composition book and/or laptop / iPad (depending on preference), writing utensil