For the Grandchildren

ALL1348-C     12 Weeks      Start Date 30-Jan     Tuesdays 10:30-11:50
Grossman 115       Limit 15


I’ve heard people say, “I don’t know much about my grandparents, so I am going to write poetry (or essays) about myself so my grandchildren will know something about me.” This course will get you started — it will NOT be a memoir class per se. You will create a book (or maybe a computer file) sharing the kind of information you wish you knew about your own grandparents. Each week, you will write as much as you wish about yourself, using a list of the kinds of things you wish you knew about your grandparents. You probably know your family’s ethnic and religious background (but maybe not). You will write basic facts and tell memories and incidents about your parents that you want to tell your grandchildren. You may dig up photographs or school report cards, etc. You will share some of your writing with the class.

Coordinator: June Calender
June has been teaching writing courses for ALL for over 10 years, and her approach has varied. She has edited the ALL anthology, Reflections for several years. Prior to coming to Cape Cod, June was an off-Broadway playwright (as far as Alaska). June has recently published a novel call the Friendship Quilts.