Online: Zoom

The Art of Growing Older: Writing About Aging

Friday, August 26th, from 6:00pm-9:00pm (EST).
Online: Zoom
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Level: For Everyone
Adult (18+)
13 seats max
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In this workshop, students will explore different perspectives on the joys and frustrations of getting older, at any stage of life, through a nonfiction lens. We will focus on the good, the bad, and the in-between experienced with each passing milestone. We'll discuss essential craft elements for essay writing and read examples on the topic of aging from publications including Oldster Magazine, Full Grown People, Sisters from AARP, and Bloom: According to Whom? Together, we'll work on prompts and generate the beginnings of several essays about the aging process.  

This workshop is open to writers of all ages and experience levels. 

Class Format

This class will take place using Zoom videoconferencing. About 15 minutes before your class is scheduled to begin, you'll receive an email from your instructor with a link to join the class meeting!

Scholarship Information

Thanks to the excellent literary citizenship of our donors, scholarships are available for all GrubStreet classes. To apply, click the gray "APPLY FOR SCHOLARSHIP" button. In order to be considered for a scholarship, you must complete your application at least one week before the start date of a class. Please await our scholarship committee's decision before registering for the class. We cannot hold spots in classes, so the sooner you apply, the better. Scholarships cannot be applied retroactively.

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Lisa Braxton
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