The Original Stories – Writing Out the Voices

THE ORIGINAL STORIES: Writing Out the Voices
Teacher: Vanessa Shields

We all have voices in our heads that guide our daily choices in positive and negative ways. In the Original Stories: Writing Out the Voices, writers will identify the three loudest voices in their heads (one positive, two negative) and discover the story attached to the voice. Once the story is identified, students will write, read, revise and/or rewrite these Original Stories.

The intention of this writing class is to discover the stories that root us in our choices – and re-claim these stories through the power of review, revision and rewriting.

It’s a new year! Lead those voices in your head to Gertrude’s Writing Room for a resolution revolution!

In this class, writers will:

  • Engage in self-reflective writing
  • Engage in timed-writing with prompts
  • Write in a journal
  • Reading writing out loud (in pairs and to the group)
  • Revision and rewriting of stories

Open to adult writers only. No writing experience necessary.

Course Length: 4 weeks
Class Length: 2 hours/week


Dates: Thursday evenings – 6:30pm – 8:30pm
March 21, 28 & April 4, 11

Class includes:

  • Class syllabus
  • The Original Stories Handbook
  • Writing journal
  • Pen
  • Lanyard
  • Poetry hand-outs
  • Refreshments

Cost: $180.00

This class has a maximum spaces of 8.
Please register before the class begins.
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