8 Saturdays, 11 AM–1 PM
OCT | 6, 13, 20, 27
NOV | 3, 10, 17
DEC | 8
In this interactive workshop class, students will choose a reported event that they have witnessed either first-hand or through the media. We will begin with oral story-telling of personal recollections and then seek out primary source material at the library, or on the internet, before drafting a personal essay. Narrative devices will be discussed and demonstrated. Please bring a notebook and a free flowing pen. Beginners and seasoned writers are welcome.
Carol Bergman is an Adjunct Associate Professor of writing at NYU, College of Applied Liberal Arts, a much published author, and the co-owner of Mediacs, a small press. She is one of the founding faculty at Gotham Writers Workshop. “Objects of Desire,” appearing in Lilith and Whetstone Literary Review was nominated for a Pushcart Prize in nonfiction. “Another Day in Paradise; International Humanitarian Workers Tell Their Stories,” was nominated for the J. Anthony Lukas Book Prize. Her articles, essays, reviews and interviews have appeared in numerous publications in the UK and the US. www.carolbergman.net