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Life Stories: Writing Workshop @ Westbank

Weekly every Tuesday

Choose stories from your life from long ago during your childhood or as recently as yesterday. Write your story in any number of creative ways and be prepared to share them with fellow participants.

During the first hour, the facilitator will lead a discussion of short excerpts from professionally written stories, essays, and memoirs which she chooses as models for inspiration and instruction. During the second hour, workshop participants will critique one another's work together, using a formal technique aimed at providing positive, useful feedback and, above all, at fostering enthusiasm and motivation. Occasional at-home readings will be assigned.

This workshop will be presented every Tuesday for eight weeks beginning Tuesday, January 10th and ending Tuesday, February 28th. Each class is 2 hours long. The instructor will provide readings and other instructional material. Attached please find a course outline.

Margaret Marcus has led writing workshops for adults since retiring in 2010 from her thirty-five-year career as an English teacher. A native of New Hampshire, Marcus has degrees from Tufts University (B.A.) and Yale University (M.A.T.) and has taught in secondary schools in the Northeast as well as in Austin. She is a dedicated reader and writer, and she has lived in the Westbank community since 1982.