Writing as Discovery

Eugene/Springfield–Join OLLI member George Kaufman in a six-session, once-a-week writing course that begins on April 25.

Writing is a conversation on paper. Our life experiences make us into teachers, students, and observers, all rolled into one. In this course, you will have an opportunity to draw on your history to write from what you know, get in touch with what you feel, and let your words flow without the constant interference of your self critic.

The class will include ways to jumpstart writing when you face a blank page and opportunities to fire up your imagination when it is time to write. There will be opportunities to share what you have written, but only if you choose to share. Some of the elements of writing that will be addressed are metaphor and simile, style, memoir writing, and Haiku. You may wish to read Writing from the Heart by Nancy Aronie or Gabriele Rico’s book, Writing the Natural Way.

Kaufman earned degrees from Columbia University and Yale Law School. He is the author of the book Balancing Life and Work, which was published by the American Bar Association, and is also the author of Accidental Spirituality, a series of intimate stories about finding extraordinary experiences in everyday life. He has taught courses at the Omega Institute for Holistic Studies, Esalen, New York Open Center, and Pelican Cove International University.

If you are interested in participating in this short course, please contact the OLLI-UO office,

Enrollment for this course is limited to 30 participants. 

Register by contacting the OLLIUO/Academic Extension office, 541-346-0697, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., on weekdays.