Discover your writing voice in 10 sessions.
Write from Experience
with Lisa A. Chambers
Creative Writing from one’s own experience, either fictionalized or nonfiction. In this class, we'll work on writing out the stories the students have to tell. By breaking down basic story structure, doing writing exercises, and honing in on what story means the most to them, we'll then build toward a final project for which the students as a team will decide the format: a magazine, a book of short stories or essays, or (possibly!) a podcast.
This inaugural edition was created in the Spring of 2020 during the "Writing from Experience" Program at the Professional Performing Arts School in NYC.
It is a Zine filled with original poetry, stories of "Life in Lockdown", childhood memories and unique dramas. All writings were developed during the progam by the students.
What I learned from the Writing program is that I can take the knowledge and experience from my own life and turn it into anything. More specifically, a story, or even an interview. I joined this program because I thought it would be fun, and it was; it is. It’s fun and educational!
This program helped me learn more about myself and what I want from what I write. It helps expand your imagination which is something workaholics like myself need at times.
There were times I didn’t think that I had anything to write about, but I foundout that I did and I always will. My Coach reminded me that even if my “voice“ isn’t heard, it will always matter.
And writing is my “voice” and all writings matter.
~ Rachel F.