A Writer’s Workshop

Course Leader(s)
Day of Week: Thursday
Course Length: 10 weeks
Starting: 09/14/2023
Ending: 11/30/2023
Period of Day: Period 2 Zoom
Time: 11:30 - 1:00
Course Fee: $100

Course Description:

In this 10 week adventure our goal will be to strengthen our writing skills, constructively critique each other’s work and provide incentive to keep going even when we are blocked. Whether it’s fiction or non-fiction, poetry or prose, essays, op-ed or expose, historical or hysterical…all forms are welcome.

Each 90-minute session will feature one or more members reading a sample of their work (or the entire thing if it’s short) after which the others will, in a helpful supportive manner, critique the piece. Some discussion on issues such as how and where to submit work, what styles are currently popular and other subjects of interest to writers will also be included. Class members are encouraged to bring their own ideas of topics to consider as well.  Weekly prep time will vary.

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Course Leader Bio(s)

Phyllis Cohen

As a founder of LLAIC I have been closely involved with all aspects of the organization. We have now completed 18 semesters and I have taken at least one course each semester, have led 3 or 4 courses including Short Story Discussion and Analysis, Justice (with Mary Mansfield) based on Michael Sandel’s Harvard course, Comedy (with Sue Goldberg) and both winter- and summer sessions of New Yorker short story discussion and analysis. My own work has been published in several online blogs. I started as a stringer for The Patriot Ledger and created both the BOLLI Bulletin and The Quill at LLAIC.  My undergrad degree is from Brandeis and I completed my formal education in Library Science at Framingham State College.