Gain tools to depict a few memorable events from your life. Try your hand at sketches of people and places, scenes with action and dialogue, and passages of description and reflection. Read published excerpts to learn about literary technique, then practice through writing exercises. You’ll leave with a portfolio of five personal pieces and constructive feedback for future writing projects.
Deborah Lichtman has taught literature and writing for 30 years. She directed the M.F.A. in Writing Program at USF, where she was also associate professor of writing, and has been a visiting professor at Mills College and UC Berkeley. She holds a Ph.D. in English from UC Berkeley, and advises the Certificate Program in Writing at UC Berkeley Extension.