A Life Observed: Stories of Myself
co-teachers–Karen Boniface and Michael Strubler
Students often are tasked to write personal narratives, arguably the chief of which is the personal essay on college admission applications. In this class, students come to understand themselves and their lives more clearly as they explore life events, noticing their motivations and extracting meaning. They cast themselves as characters in their own stories using multiple points of view and various plot devices. As students contemplate their lives, classmates bear witness in a caring writers’ community, listening with compassion and asking clarifying questions. Sessions include creativity-sparking exercises, mini-lessons, work time, and peer response.
July 31-August 11 (10 sessions plus a final presentation)
1:00-4:00 p.m. Monday-Friday; 10:00 a.m. presentation on Saturday, August 12
$475 total tuition and fees, payable in 2 payments
• $225 due upon registration; deposit is nonrefundable
• $250 due on the first day of class