F404 Fall 2018 Memoir Writing
Mondays, 2:15–3:40, Sept. 17–Nov. 5
No class Oct. 8
Instructor: Ron Shapiro
Class limit: 25
Learn to write about your individual and shared history in ways that will clarify your vision, whether you are looking into your past, documenting your present, or contemplating your future. Using a variety of prompts ranging from video clips to family artifacts, writers will discover new ways to tap into their life stories.
Ron Shapiro taught high school English and creative writing with the Fairfax County Public Schools for 30 years, where he developed innovative writing curricula and was distinguished for teaching excellence. He developed “Elderberries,” a memoir writing course at Goodwin House West in Alexandria. He has taught writing classes at OLLI and published several articles, including “Raising Self-Esteem Through Writing.”