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Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Dr. Write's Writing Classes

(From Geoff "Dr. Write" Fuller)

Hello everyone,

My class on Life Writing/Memoir starts two weeks from today (Thursday, October 26, 6:30-9:00) and runs for four consecutive Thursdays (October 26 and November 2, 9, 16). This will be the first time I've taught Life Writing in the Charleston area, but people have been requesting this topic for several months now. If the class is anywhere near as well attended as the classes last spring and last winter, it will sell out fast, so get your reservations in immediately.

In the class you will learn everything you need to know to get your life story down on paper for yourself and your family. You will learn techniques for...

  • getting started,

  • finding sources for your material,

  • choosing what to write about and what to leave out,

  • organizing your material,

  • maintaining your momentum, and

  • polishing your material.

  • We will have writing prompts and opportunities for feedback from the class and myself. As always with my classes, I start with a list of topics and planned activities, but the final direction of the course depends on everyone who is there: what you want and what you need to know.

    At the Book Festival (October 21 and 22 at the Civic Center), stop by the Evergreen Syndicate's booth and say hi. The Evergreen Syndicate is really just me and my wife, Karin, and Karin's daughter, Celeste; we formed it as a vehicle for syndicating Karin and another columnist friend, Bill Ellis. At ur booth, we'll have copies of Celeste's When Good Babies Go Bad, which just came out on Avant Garde Publishing. In addition, we'll have copies of Growing up in Nitro, an autobiographical work by Nitro native Keith Estep, published by Evergreen Syndicate.

    So once again, sign up NOW for the Life Writing/Memoir class that will start two weeks from now. There are only so many slots, and the class will fill up quickly. Reserve your place now!

    Here are the specifics:

    October 26: How Do You Eat an Elephant?
    November 2: Memory as Picket Fence
    November 9: Balloons, Clusters, Wheels
    November 16: Spicy Variety

    6:30-9:00 At the Charleston Newspapers parking garage conference rooms.

    A bargain at $135 for all four nights


    Geoff Fuller