Wednesdays, 9:40–11:05, Mar. 28–May 16
Fairfax Lord of Life
Instructor: Ron Shapiro
Class limit: 20
This course is designed to give practical techniques and strategies, along with constructive peer and teacher encouragement, as participants practice expressing themselves in a variety of genres. In using writing as a means to reconnect with one’s imagination, writers will enjoy this risk-free chance to express themselves in a community that fosters creativity and self-confidence.
Ron Shapiro, a 41-year veteran of teaching English in both Delaware and Fairfax County, holds a BA from the University of Delaware and a master’s degree in the teaching of writing from Northeastern University. He was recognized with an outstanding teacher award from Cornell University, and he serves as a teacher consultant with the Northern Virginia Writing Project. Shapiro has facilitated writing workshops at Goodwin House West and Bard’s Alley, and will teach R421, a memoir writing course for OLLI.