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Writing - Writing Your Stories (Bag Lunch Class)


Gilda Morina Syverson has been teaching memoir writing classes and workshops at Queens for 14 years. She has taught in the Creative Arts for more than 35 years and was a 2010 Novello Literary Award Finalist for her memoir Finding Bottom, an Italian-American Woman's Journey to the Old Country. Her award-winning family stories and poems have appeared in literary journals, magazines and anthologies in the United States and Canada. Gilda's two poetry collections, Facing the Dragon and In This Dream Everything Remains Inside, were published by Main Street Rag. She has an MFA from Southern Illinois University and is a Certified Healing Touch Practitioner.

 Writing Your Stories
Capture your personal or family stories. You will begin journaling with prompts given by your instructor. Write about a time of your life that you don't want forgotten. Document your joys and struggles. Surprise yourself with what memories surface. You may bring a battery-run laptop, but a notebook or journal and a fast writing pen are required.

6 Classes2/3, 2/17, 3/3, 3/17, 4/14, 4/28, 11am-1pm



You will be contacted with a confirmation and parking information after you register for a course online.

Cancellation and Refund Policy: There is a $50 cancellation fee. Cancellations that are received at least 10 business days prior to the first day of class will receive a refund, minus the $50 cancellation fee. No refunds or make-up classes will be given after that time. If you do not officially withdraw from or attend a course, you are still responsible for the payment. If the course is canceled for any reason, you will be notified and your entire tuition fee will be refunded.

Questions or Suggestions? Contact us at or 704-337-2251.

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