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That's me, looking all teacher-ly. Don't I just look like I'm ready to talk about writing?! Photo courtesy of the University of Minnesota, Morris

That’s me, looking all teacher-ly. Don’t I just look like I’m ready to talk about writing?! Photo courtesy of the University of Minnesota, Morris

The week of July 14-18, I’ll be teaching a class at The Loft in Minneapolis titled “Will I Always Be Sad? Writing Through Grief and Loss.” This class is aimed for teens ages 15-17. It runs from 10:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. each day that week.

Here’s the description:

“Essays hinge on a transformative moment—the point in which the author changes and gains a new perspective on life. The death of a loved one is a dramatic example of a transformative moment, and can provide rich, emotional material for an essay. In this class, we will examine how essayists have written about death in a way that’s both personal and universal. We will also explore ways of writing through grief and loss in our own lives.”

Why take this class? I’ll give you three reasons:

1) Get out of the house! By mid-July, the parental units and/or siblings might be driving you crazy. The Loft is a supremely cool place, located on Washington Avenue on the north side of downtown Minneapolis. It has a coffee shop, cafe, and plenty of areas in which to just hang out and write or read a book. It’s easy to get to, just a couple of blocks off I-35. Do something just for you.

Photo courtesy of The Loft.

The Loft stairs that lead from the first floor to the second. Photo courtesy of The Loft.

2) Develop your writing skills. I wish I had had focused writing instruction while I was still in high school. My growth as an author has been slow and steady; I really didn’t learn how to write creatively until I was in my mid-20s (after taking a class at The Loft!). Give yourself a head start. The literary world is always looking for talented, young writers.

Could you be the next big star of the literary world? Photo Credit: Neal. via Compfight cc

Could you be the next big star of the literary world? Photo Credit: Neal. via Compfight cc

3) Do something out of the ordinary. I admit the topic of my class isn’t a traditional writing class topic. But it’s what I know, and I want to pass that knowledge on to others. I guarantee you will leave this class with an “a-ha!” moment about your writing and perhaps even your life.

Dare to be different! Like my dog--why sleep in a traditional posture?

Dare to be different! Like my dog–why sleep in a traditional posture?

I’d love to see you in my class! If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact me.

 

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