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Young at HeART: Memoir Writing Course

September 17 @ 10:00 am - November 19 @ 12:00 pm


This multi-disciplinary course anchors the experience of writing memoir in the notion of place, with the life and work of 19th century artist Frederic Church as a launch point. Students will read brief selections from model essays by noted memoirists as they develop their own skills at crafting dialogue, telling stories and describing. The course will be taught by Emily Sachar (MA, art history), founder of the Hudson Valley Memoir Collective and an award-winning journalist.

The course meets virtually on eight Thursday​s and culminates with a final virtual reading and celebration. Registering also entitles participants to attend an optional on-site outdoor tour on October 1. Registration is open to interested students ages 55+ from around the world. Participants should have access to Wifi and a computer. No prior writing experience is required. Registration is $100 which covers program fees and helps support a select number of participants with financial need. If you would like to discuss applying for financial assistance, please email education@olana.org.


September 17 @ 10:00 am
November 19 @ 12:00 pm
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