“Our lives are a collection of stories,” according to researcher and author Brene Brown. Author and poet Maya Angelou said, “There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.” Because we all have stories to tell, this spring I will once again offer a four-week evening adult writing class. This is for adults who have always wanted to write, but can’t seem to find the time. This workshop-style class will encourage you to find your unique voice through discussing the craft of writing, using writing exercises and prompts and sharing with other writers. Whether you want to write informally or to publish your memoir, this class will help you learn to craft your story.
An article in the New York Times pointed out that research has shown that writing and re-writing your personal story can make your happier. Yes, this writing class can also improve your mood.
This past October I taught a new version of the class to yet another group of wonderful writers through Spring Branch Community Education. They were young and old, male and female, working and retired, mothers, fathers, grandparents. This amazing group looked at their lives and the craft of writing to authentically tell their stories. I will repeat the same MORE TELLING OUR STORIES class this spring. If this interests you, contact SBISD Department of Community Education here. The class will be on the four Monday evenings beginning March 21, 2016 from 6 to 8 pm. See you there! I can’t wait to hear your story.