In this six-week course, you’ll have the opportunity for lots of writing practice and will be introduced to exercises designed to enhance memory, observation and imagination. We’ll also discuss the use of letters and objects from your life as springboards for stories or memoirs. Even recipes can become fodder for joyful, personal writing. There will be time to enjoy the words and “advice” of writers such as Virginia Woolf and Richard Hugo. De Danaan will occasionally describe her own projects and research process. Recommended background reading: James Hillman, The Soul’s Code and The Force of Character and the Lasting Life and Barbara Meyerhoff, Number Our Days. For more information about Llyn, visit www.flickr.com/photos/160578178@N03. Blog: llyndedanaan.com.
To register and pay, call 360.586.6181 or visit the Olympia or Lacey Senior Centers. Cash, check or credit card accepted. If you register by phone, you will have to bring to or mail to the Olympia Senior Center cash or check made out to the instructor for their half of the tuition – received no later than Monday, September 16, 2019, to help prevent classes from being cancelled prematurely due to lack of enrollment.
Your Teacher: Lynn De Danaan is an anthropologist, writer, and photographer. She was a Humanities Washington speaker for four years, an expert witness for and consultant to regional Tribes, and a Fulbright scholar in Romania. She is emerita faculty, The Evergreen State College.