Telling Your Story – Writing to Publishing
Mt. Airy Learning Tree in the Northwest Section of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Dates of Course: 2/21/2013 to 3/28/2013
Number of Sessions: 6
Day and Time of Course, including any skipped dates: Th from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Course Fee $79.00
6 Wednesday evenings from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
You have a story to tell and you want to tell it to the world. Learn to tell your story – whether true or invented – through in-class writing exercises. This course includes exercises on writing your family stories, exploring the defining moments of your life and taking leaps between fact and fiction and breaking through genre. Discover strategies for sharing your story with the world from blogging to podcasts and publishing – including the traditional routes to doing it yourself with Print on Demand technology.
Janet Mason has taught for Temple University Center City, Stockton College (with the Atlantic County Teen Arts Festival) and the Kelly Writers House with the University of Pennsylvania.
“I have taken two writing classes with Janet Mason and both produced results. I had one essay published by the “Schuylkill Valley Journal” and two published by www.falling-apart.net. I found Janet’s ability to engage the class in critiques of our work to be most profitable. Her insight into how to improve my work made me a better writer.” — Tranda Fishellis
“I have been teaching for more than ten years — and am continually amazed at what my students come up with in the class. My philosophy is to create an atmosphere of encouragement and empowerment. Together, we can find our voices and affirm our stories.” — Janet Mason
Janet Mason is a teacher and author. She has written several poetry chapbooks (Insight To Riot Press); Hitching To Nirvana (a novel from Cycladic Press); and her book Tea Leaves, a memoir of mothers and daughters, was published by Bella Books in 2012. She is currently at work on her second novel.