Manifesting Your Memoir: Capturing the Stories and Images of Your Life
Courses in Commemoration of 200 Years of Greek Independence
Hosted by the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Denver and Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of Denver (OLLI at DU)
The course will take place from Monday 3/29 –through 5/17
8 weeks – Monday PM
Description: Now, be honest – you’ve been thinking about writing down stories and events from your life but have been too overwhelmed to begin . . . until now! This fun and inter-active class shares writing exercises that assist in capturing the story of a lifetime – our unique story to pass on to our grandchildren!. During the first four weeks Kent will introduce simple writing prompts and processes to shape a memoir. We will have a guest speaker - a photographer who will focus on curating photos and images to include in your memoir. During the second four weeks Kent will unfold a 30-day method that creates the memoir. Enjoy recorded music selections along the way as accompaniment to class processes and sense a shared humanity through heartfelt class interactions. Above all, take away the fulfillment of finally committing to writing down significant moments from your life. Memoir isn’t the summary of a life, writer William Zinsser says, “it’s a window into a life.”
Instructor: Dr. Kent Rautenstraus, a professional pianist, is energized to share the enjoyment and self-discovery through writing. A Journalism major who worked on newspapers “back in the day,” Kent writes feature articles for magazines that bring forward potent life principles through the examination of someone’s personal experiences. He facilitates classes on Creativity; the Power of Music; and Harnessing Curiosity, Questions, and Writing for self-awareness.