Life Writing Class Added to School of Writing at
Many people intend to write their life story. They want to leave something
for their family and friends. But they never do it—they just don’t know how, or
they lack the confidence to get started. But help is now on the way through a
new Life Writing Class at the CMU School of Writing.
The class, which runs from May 19-23, will be taught by Joanne Klassen, an
author and small group facilitator who has helped hundreds of writers achieve
their goals of writing about their lives.
“I see life writing as a healing vehicle for both writers and readers, as
they discover the sacred or life-enriching moments between the peaks and valleys
in the journey of a life,” says Klassen, who is also founder and director of
Winnipeg’s Heartspace Writing School.
The class, she says, “will give non-career writers an ideal opportunity to
retreat, relax, reflect, and move closer to their writing goals.”
Through the class writers will receive support from an encouraging community
of both new and experienced life writers, and participate in experiential
learning activities designed to strengthen their natural voice and increase
confidence and competence.
Cost of the week-long class is $520. No portfolio is required to gain
admission to the class; spaces will be filled on a first-come, first-served
basis. The deadline for applications is March 1, 2008
The School of Writing at CMU started in 2007 with over 30 students. In
addition to the life writing class, this year’s School of Writing at CMU
features classes on Advanced Fiction wih Rudy Wiebe; Intermediate Fiction with
David Elias; and Poetry with Sarah Klassen.
Click here for more information
about the School of Writing.
Posted December 14, 2007.
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