OLLI Writers Workshop | Osher Lifelong Learning Institute | University of Miami

OLLI Writers Workshop

OSH 382 / Non Credit
Course taught in: English
Locations: TBA
Instructor: George Wendell

Course Description

This is an informal class, encouraging memoir writing, novel, short fiction, poetry, even song lyrics! Sharing the events of our lives, memories and experiences create a tightly-knit group of writers with an emphasis on preserving each member’s privacy. Some commentary is offered on how to get started writing, coping with the blank page, up to and including independent publishing. The recommended text is The Elements of Style by E.B. White and William Strunk, Jr.

Mr. George Wendell graduated from UMass with a BA in Classical studies, and 9 upper level English classes. He then graduated from the University of Toronto with an MA degree in Classical Studies. After retiring from a career in financial sales he has been a member of OLLI since September 2014, and a class facilitator (Writers’ Workshop) this past session. He brings a deep appreciation and knowledge of literature to OLLI and hopes to find ways to share his passion with classmates. Other interests include literary theory and criticism, linguistics, and playing the piano (mainly jazz).

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