Lifewriting - Virtual Program
LIFEWRITING – Virtual Program
“I was here and these are some of my stories”
This 8-session course gives you the opportunity and inspiration to reflect on some of the memorable incidents in your life.
We will discuss ways to make scenes from your life vivid and interesting to read. The goal is not publication; rather, you will create a montage of experiences to be appreciated not only by you but also by those who come after you.
The facilitator responds individually to each of your written pieces in between classes. This authorly space is low in risk and high in satisfaction. LIFEWRITING 2+ is designed for those with some practice in memoir/journal writing.
About the instructor
Dr. Linda Steinman, a Senior Scholar at York University in Toronto, has been an adult educator for 40 years and is bringing her Lifewriting course to JCC for the third year.
Linda Steinman encourages participants to write in the way that's comfortable for them, never making us feel we're not qualified enough to write. Before the class I wanted to write, I knew I had many stories to write about, but it was hard to have them flow. After Linda, I find my inspiration flows as if a dam has been opened.
The feedback she provides to our stories has fascinated me from the first class.
Linda is also a delightful person to lead the classes, knowledgeable but humble and very respectful.
A few words about Linda Steinman – what a beautiful person. She has a touch, gentle enough to lift up the most fragile of writers (isn’t that all of us?) and give us wings to fly. Reluctant writers, no more.
Linda willingly shares her tools and freely gives her support in every online encounter. She makes us think and feel more deeply. I am a dedicated Linda-groupie and look forward to joining her classes in the fall.
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For Programs that Meet Fewer Than 3 Times
Due to the costs and booking commitments associated with short-term programs, we regret that we cannot offer any JCC Credit for programs, classes, or events that meet fewer than three times per programming season. Additionally, The Schwartz/Reisman Centre cannot be responsible for providing make-ups or issuing any credit for programs missed as a result of personal scheduling conflicts, illness, emergencies, or other circumstances beyond our control. If you are unable to attend a program in this category, we encourage you to consider your registration fee a form of support for the Schwartz/Reisman Centre, helping to sustain wonderful programs.
For Programs that Meet 3+ Times
You may receive JCC Credit for withdrawal from a program when your cancellation request conforms to the timetable outlined below. Please note there is a $15 processing fee for all transfers and cancellations.
- Full JCC Credit will be granted for withdrawal from a Schwartz/Reisman Centre program when a written request is received at least one week before the date of the first class.
- 50% JCC Credit will be granted for withdrawal from a JCC program when a written request is received before the second class.
- After the second class, JCC Credit cannot be granted. (However, you may transfer from one class to another of equal or lesser value if there is space available and with the program director's approval.)
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