During this session we will read a best-selling memoir, The Glass Castle, by Jeanette Walls and examine the stylistic strategies that make the book live on the page.  Using prompts suggested by both style and content, we’ll create from our own life experiences.  Participants read their work to the class for supportive feedback.  (Books will be available for purchase at the first class.)

Date: Tuesdays, Jan. 19 - Mar. 2, 2010
Time: 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Place: Kutina Classroom
...........Squire Valleevue Farm, 37125 Fairmount Blvd., Hunting Valley
Fee: $75 (7 sessions)
Facilitator: Linda Tuthill


Writing poetry, as Mary Oliver notes, is a life-cherishing force … for poems are not words, after all, but fires for the cold, ropes let down to the lost, something as necessary as bread in the pockets of the hungry.  We will share poems, giving and receiving supportive feedback.  Bring 15 copies of an original poem to the first session.  Newcomers welcome.

Date: Thursdays, Jan. 21 - Mar. 4, 2010
Time: 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Place: St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 2747 Fairmount Blvd., Cleveland Heights
Fee: $75 (7 sessions)
Facilitator: Linda Tuthill

To register for a class, make check payable to Case Western Reserve University and mail to:

Office of Continuing Education
341 Sears Building
Case Western Reserve University
10900 Euclid Ave.
Cleveland, OH 44106-7116

For additional information call (216) 368-2090