Creative Writing for Older Adults

Sponsored by Age-Friendly Riverview

March 22-May 10 (8 weeks) 

10:30 am – 12:30 pm


Instructor: Lesley Peterson

Maybe you’re curious about creative writing and would like to try it; maybe it’s been years since
you tried putting pen to paper; maybe you’re not sure you have any stories to tell. If that’s the
case, RVCC’s new two-hour class, Creative Writing for Older Adults, might be a good place to
start. Meeting weekly for two hours, this class will take you through a series of writing exercises
that will help you move with confidence from that scary blank page to a finished short story.
(You get to decide whether the story is memoir or fiction.)

Explore strategies to address fundamentals like:

  • Overcoming Writer’s Block
  • Story-Telling Fundamentals
  • Effective Atmosphere
  • Dialogue
  • Suspense
  • Audience
  • And More

If you have lived an experience-filled life, you have lots of stories to tell, and this course is for you!
No experience needed, no computer necessary.


“Here’s to all the poets and the writers! And here’s to the coaches and instructors (that
would be you Lesley) who create the spaces for our voices to be heard! Thank you for
bringing such a joyful attitude to your work with our group.”

– Donna Marion (participant in the spring 2019 creative writing class for mature adults at RVCC)


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