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Writing a memoir can be fun. It is a place to collect your thought or memorialize people and events in your life for future generations, or it is simply for your own pleasure. The primary goal is to demonstrate the basic skills of memoir writing while increasing the interaction of WISE students on ZOOM; turn on your camera, meet your neighbors, and enhance your communication skills post isolation.
INSTRUCTOR: Lydia Bogar is a graduate of Worcester State College (University) and has taken classes at Coastal Carolina University and Brandeis University, since her retirement seven years ago. For three years, she was the Co-Coordinator of a Writers Guild at Brandeis. Her favorite teaching experience was as a Disaster Services Instructor at the Central MA Chapter of the American Red Cross. She served for 13 years on the Central MA Critical Incident Stress Management team. Lydia is retired from the MA State Fire Marshal’s Office.
OPTIONAL BOOKS: Bird by Bird, by Anne Lamont; On Writing by Stephen King; Big Magic Creative Living Beyond Fear by Elizabeth Gilbert (Sequel to Eat, Pray Love with lessons in writing)
Worcester Institute for Senior Education (WISE)Assumption University, 500 Salisbury Street, Worcester MA 01609