School Days: a creative writing workshop led by Zee Zahava

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Come and write about your school memories and experiences!

We’ll write for about 45 minutes and then share our just-written work with one another.

This workshop offers a safe, supportive, and stimulating writing environment for beginning as well as experienced writers.

An individual essay resembles a human voice talking, its request the mind s regular stream, rather than a systematized layout of thoughts. In spite of the fact that more wayward and casual than an article or treatise, some place it contains a point which is its genuine focus, regardless of whether the point couldn't be articulated in less words than the essayist has utilized. Essays don't for the most part come down to a synopsis that is written at, as articles do, and the style of the author has a snooze to it, a mix of character and vigorous remaining details that stands up like the rest on a bit of fleece and can't be brushed level. The case/or composing is so generally acknowledged that it is hard to envision the body of evidence against it. Composing, we like to accept, makes us more intelligent, causes us think in new ways, improves us residents. Students of history of proficiency like Walter Ong and Jack Goody have guaranteed that alphabetic education for all intents and purposes changed the West-em personality, taking into account a sort of systematic idea unavailable to individuals from oral societies. Teachers like Janet Emig have asserted that composing is a one of a kind method of reasoning in light of the fact that the author can analyze his or her very own rising content.

Zee Zahava was the Tompkins County Poet Laureate in 2017 and 2018. She has been leading writing workshops in Ithaca since 1994.