Focus: Lifelong Writing – Fairy Tales, Memoirs, Poetry & Plays

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The written word has played an immeasurable role in shaping the history, present, and future of human existence as well as the quality of individual lives. It can be politic, poetic, public, personal, didactic, informative, or misleading. At Lifelong, we have and continue to offer different classes and events that explore various aspects of writing including poetry and play readings, memoir writing, and other workshops.

If you are interested in the written word, please join us this spring for these classes:

Rewriting Fairy Tales

February 12 – April 2 (8 sessions, $40)

A chance to explore and re-invent the world of fairy tales. Starting with discussion and examination of tales retold through different cultural and personal points of view, this class will ultimately result in a booklet of the participants’ own versions.

BYOP (Bring Your Own Poem): Friends Sharing Poems

February 25 – March 11 (3 sessions, $30)

Bring in your favorite poems including personal compositions and/or the writings of well-known or not-so-well known authors. Let’s gather to read them and have fun sharing our responses and why our favorites are favorites!

The Ultimate Last Word: Writing Your Own Obituary

February 25 – March 11 (3 sessions, $30)

No one knows more about you than you, right? So here’s a chance to prepare your obituary in advance, guided by a professional obit writer

Dash Your Doubts about Whether You Can Write

March 6 – April 10 (6 sessions, $40)

An opportunity to write memoir and poetry, inspired by prompts and book titles. Each session will include time to write and time to share.

Play readings from the Kitchen Theatre: The Royale and Grounded

Readings March 20 and May 1 ($10 each); Matinees March 21 and May 2 ($18 each)

Come familiarize yourself with these two plays by reading through the scripts. Then, watch the performances bring them to life the next day at the Kitchen Theatre matinee.

The Royale examines what it takes to gain a place in history, as the audience follows the efforts of Jay Jackson fighting to be the first African American Heavyweight world champion at the height of the Jim Crow era.

Grounded explores the emotional area/boundaries created when fighting technological warfare and what happens when they begin to dissolve.

For more information about the classes, please look at our catalog, on this website, or drop down to Lifelong to pick one up!