Chesapeake Forum is pleased to announce the return of Forest Hansen, Ph. D to its spring lineup with his popular memoir workshop, Writing Reminiscences, starting Tues., April 12th.
Do you have a story you want to tell but need a little help telling it? Would you like to write about your life, your family, and its unique history? The significance of particular events? Then join the group as you start or continue your journey into the art of memoir writing.
In response to some requests and as an experiment, Chesapeake Forum’s spring offering of Writing Reminiscences will be done in a Zoom format in order to meet the needs of course participants who are housebound. This is typically an in-person course, and will require some adaptation to the Zoom format to maintain the unique camaraderie that develops as course members share and seek suggestions in a supportive environment. One main difference will be that participants will have to circulate their short pieces in advance of each meeting.
In each class, participants distribute copies of their 1- or 2-page writing and read it to the class, after which the others offer encouragement and suggestions for improvement. This format requires a limited enrollment, and being in-person seemed necessary because of the abundant verbal exchanges and the warmly supportive spirit. We shall see how much of these elements can be maintained in a Zoom format.
Forest Hansen earned a BA and MA in English and a Ph.D. in Philosophy. For more than 30 years he taught courses in both areas, as well as Greek Civilization and Classics in Western Thought. He has been a discussion leader for The Great Books and was co-creator and director of a college travel program studying ancient Greek and Byzantine civilizations in Greece and Turkey.
Writing Reminiscences will be held on Zoom Tuesdays April 12, 19, 26 from 10 a.m to noon, $30.00. No recording will be provided. To register, please visit Chesapeakeforum.org. Check out the website to find other classes you might enjoy, too. If you would like to receive the Chesapeake Forum’s monthly newsletter, please email to firstname.lastname@example.org with your name and preferred email.
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