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New River CTC Class Offers Life Story Writing Course | State and region

Learn how to write the story of your life in a three-week creative writing course this fall offered by New River Community and Technical College with author Belinda Anderson.

“Everyone’s life story deserves to be told,” Anderson said. “Write it for yourself, write it for your family, write it for the world.”

The “Life Stories” workshop offers techniques to help writers tap into the rich veins of memory and translate their memories into written form using narrative elements and tools specific to the reporting profession. The course is designed for beginners and those who already have a writing project underway and will include new material for those who have taken the course before.

The writing workshop class will meet Thursdays at 10 a.m. for one hour starting September 15. Students can attend the course either through an Internet conference call connection or by telephone (broadband Internet is not required). Class meetings will include lectures, time for questions and sharing from attendees, and group email follow-up if needed.

Anderson was named a Master Artist by the West Virginia Division of Culture and History. She is also a former winner of the Just Uncommonly Good (JUG) Writers of West Virginia Award for her mentorship of other writers. The author of four books is listed on the First Literary Map of West Virginia, published by Fairmont State University.

Tuition for the course is $75 and registration is required by August 26. Participants will be emailed the conference call number and access codes after registering for the course.

Visit www.newriver.edu/community for more information on upcoming courses or register for the course or contact Gloria Kincaid (304-793-6101, [email protected]).

Learn more about Anderson and his work online at http://www.BelindaAnderson.com.