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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,
541-346-0697.

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.

Writing as Discovery Series 

Writing as Discovery

Join OLLI member George Kaufman in a six-session, weekly writing course.

Writing is conversation with words. Our life experiences have made us into teachers, students, and observers, all rolled into one. In this course, you will have the opportunity to write from what you know, get in touch with what you feel, and let your words flow without the interference of your self critic. The class will include writing exercises, techniques, and assignments for the next session. 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.

Instructor George 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. He has taught courses at the Omega Institute for Holistic Studies, Esalen, New York Open Center, and Pelican Cove Internal University.

Enrollment for this course is limited to 30 participants. If you are interested in participating in this short course, please contact the OLLI-UO office, 541-346-0697, or register online: http://academicextension.uoregon.edu/course_desc. php?CourseKey=1168416

Creative Writing Critique Study Group

Eugene/Springfield–If you love to write, are a published or would-be author, or are simply seeking a new outlet for your creativity, you are welcome to join us. We’re an eclectic group of essayists, poets, columnists, non-fiction and fiction authors of all genres and various levels of experience.

We meet to exchange ideas and information, and encourage our creativity-in-common.  Our main focus, however, is the sharing of our work. This includes both reading our own and listening to others’ projects-of-choice (at any stage from rough draft to completed masterpiece) as well as offering and accepting constructive, objective critiquing, ideas and suggestions.

Since the written word often has a different feel than the spoken word…and since some of us have trouble hearing… it is very helpful to bring several hard copies of what you plan to read.

Writers Bloc

OLLI CO Writers Bloc

Central Oregon–Members with an interest in writing—be it memoir, short story, poem, et cetera—meet on Thursday mornings throughout the year.

Meetings consist of members taking turns reading their recent efforts in a congenial and uncritical atmosphere. The class typically has 6-15 members and includes a poet, a published author or two, and has all kinds of writings: essays, wanderings, poems, short stories, limericks, etc.

There are no prerequisites to join, just put your words on paper and bring it to class for constructive feedback in a non-pressured setting. Time is allowed for discussion after each reading and new members are always welcome.

Writing As DiscoveryEugene/Springfield–Join new OLLI member George Kaufman in a six-session, once-a week writing course starting February 2, at 11:30 a.m.

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

The class will include writing exercises, techniques, and assignments for the next session. 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 Aronic.

Class instructor George 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. He has taught courses at the Omega Institute for Holistic Studies, Esalen, New York Open Center, and Pelican Cove Internal University.

If you are interested in participating in this short course, please sign up in the OLLI-UO office. This course is limited to 25 participants.

Poetry On Wheels

Eugene/Springfield–Writing and speaking your inspiration and craft.

Members share poems they have written, provide each other with supportive feedback, and delve into their own creative process in a like-minded group.  All voices and levels of experience welcomed.  Come as you are.  Prompts are provided if wanted.

Opportunities for reading in front of an audience discussed.

Learn more about OLLI UO membership here.

Creative Writing Critique

Eugene/Springfield–Sharing the process of writing and publication of fiction, non-fiction, poetry and memoirs. Writers of all levels of experience and all genres are welcome.

If you love to write, are a published or would-be author, or are simply seeking a new outlet for your creativity, you are welcome to join us. We’re an eclectic group of essayists, poets, columnists, non-fiction and fiction authors of all genres and various levels of experience.

We meet to exchange ideas and information, and encourage our creativity-in-common.  Our main focus, however, is the sharing of our work. This includes both reading our own and listening to others’ projects-of-choice (at any stage from rough draft to completed masterpiece) as well as offering and accepting constructive, objective critiquing, ideas and suggestions.

Since the written word often has a different feel than the spoken word…and since some of us have trouble hearing… it is very helpful to bring several hard copies of what you plan to read.

Want to join OLLI UO? Click here.