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Inprint Senior Memoir Writing Workshop

Wednesday January 22, 2020 10:00 am


Evelyn Rubenstein Jewish Community Center
5601 S. Braeswood Blvd.
Houston, TX 77096 United States
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Inprint, in partnership with the Evelyn Rubenstein Jewish Community Center of Houston, invites adults 60 and older to register for the Inprint Senior Memoir Workshops, running 10 weeks, through the end of March. The Inprint Senior Memoir Workshops help participants preserve their stories and family histories through a variety of creative writing exercises. Participants will delve firsthand into what makes memoir a unique and captivating literary form. Together participants will learn how to write about the past in a way that brings what one has experienced to life. Whether you are writing for your grandchildren or publication, these classes will help you find your voice on the page in a fun and supportive environment.

The workshop will be led by Houston writer Mary S Dawson, who has a BA from Rice University and a MFA in fiction writing from Bennington College. Mary S’s love for writing is rooted in her love of teaching writing: she has taught creative writing at Episcopal High School and for the Inprint Teachers as Writers workshops. Mary S serves on the board of Inprint and Gulf Coast: A Journal of Literature and Fine Arts.

TO REGISTER CLICK HERE and under categories,  go to the “Lifelong Learning” option. The workshop is tuition free but has a $80 registration fee for JCC members and $105 registration fee for non members.

The Inprint Senior Memoir Workshops are generously underwritten by the Samuels Foundation, Robin Angly and Miles Smith, and Debbie Gary. To learn more about the Inprint Senior Memoir Workshops click here.

Please note that another Inprint Senior Memoir Workshop, also at the JCC, begins Tuesday, January 21, 10 am, running 10 weeks, taught by  Joshua Gottlieb-Miller. Josh is a PhD candidate in poetry at the University of Houston Creative Writing Program. A recipient of the Inprint Barthelme Prize in Poetry as well as the Inprint Robert J. Sussman Prize, his own writing can be found in New Delta Review, Pacifica Lit Review, Grist, Four Way Review, Pleiades, Indiana Review and elsewhere.