Writing from Your Own Experience

We concentrate on two related genres using the first person. Nonfiction articles such as the “Lives” and “Modern Love” columns in The New York Times and “Connections” in the Boston Globe Sunday Magazine make use of the writer’s own self, though the topic may be an external one. Books such as Intoxicated by My Illness by Anatole Broyard use fiction techniques to tell a story that is nevertheless the writer’s own. We’ll emphasize scenes, dialogue, and the use of pungent and telling detail. Instructor: Mopsy Strange Kennedy

Sections

WREP-FA19.01

Start Date

September 18, 2019

Time

10:00am

Location

CCAE

Cost

$255.00

Availability

0

10 Wednesdays, 10-11:30am. Begins Sep. 18

Instructors: Mopsy Strange Kennedy

WREP-FA19.02

Start Date

September 19, 2019

Time

3:15pm

Location

CCAE

Cost

$255.00

Availability

2

10 Thursdays, 3:15-4:45pm. Begins Sep. 19

Instructors: Mopsy Strange Kennedy

Instructor

Mopsy Strange Kennedy

Book Reviewer (The Improper Bostonian) and Therapist

Mopsy Kennedy is a writer/teacher/therapist living and working in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Mopsy attended Sarah Lawrence College, Northeastern University (counseling), and the Boston University School of Social Work. In addition to teaching at CCAE, she teaches in the Psychology department at Cambridge College, and works a s therapist at the Family Center in Cambridge and privately. Her work has appeared in the Boston Globe, Mademoiselle, Vogue, Glamour, the New York Times Magazine and Book Review, and the Improper Bostonian.