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Tell It Like It Really Was: Writing the Personal Narrative

We all have a story to tell, whether it’s a memory from childhood, a trip to the tropics or just a swing through the supermarket. Learn some techniques to make your memoir, travel writing or personal essay more writerly, readable and even publishable. We will write, share pieces by ourselves and others that we love (or hate), experiment with style and technique, and maybe review some grammar. We’ll even brainstorm how to overcome writer’s block. Come ready to write and to have fun. All levels welcome, even if you’re only written that memoir in your head.

Bring pen and paper or your laptop and be prepared to do short exercises in class.

About the Instructor

Susan Moeller is a journalist who spent 40 years editing and reporting in newsrooms on the Cape and in Boston. She is now a freelance writer and editor who has written personal essays and reported pieces for the Boston Globe Magazine, WCAI radio, and the Cape Cod Times, among other outlets. She has lived on the Cape for 45 years and now lives in Cummaquid, where she pretends to cook and garden. You can find some of her work at www.linkedin.com/in/moewrites.

Our classes and workshops are open to students of all abilities and needs. We are currently unable to provide one-on-one instruction, though we will make every attempt to address accommodations for full and successful engagement whenever possible.
If a student requires individual supports, parent/guardian/PCA/teacher/ABA Therapists/etc are welcome to attend.
Please contact Christine Ernst, Director of Education, for more information at christine@cotuitcenterforthearts.org.