Creative Aging, Online: Writing Workshop: Putting Your Life on the Page - Writing and Publishing Personal Essays

Date and Time
May 17, 2022


Online Only
Registration is Closed
Event Details

Explore your artistic potential with Creative Aging, a series of art workshops for adults 50 and older.

This event is online only.

Join Columbus Library for Putting Your Life on the Page - Writing and Publishing Personal Essays,  an online program!  Teaching artist Brian Gresko will guide participants through the art of writing over six  sessions.

Writing about our life experiences can be rewarding and even healing, but for many people, it's also a scary prospect. Where to begin? How should the story be shaped so that a reader will find it engaging as well as enlightening? And when you're done, how do you go about getting a piece published in an online magazine or literary journal?

Over the course of six weeks, we will read personal narratives written by adept authors and discuss some of the techniques they use. Through writing prompts, participants will put those techniques into practice. We will spend time in every class discussing participants' work with the goal that participants will have a complete short essay by the end of the course. This is intended for writers new to writing or nonfiction, or authors who haven't written in a while and are looking to sharpen their skills. The classes will be designed so that participants who sign up for all of the classes will find their skills building from week to week.

Suggested materials: paper, pen, pencil

Attendance at all sessions is recommended.  Register for upcoming sessions here:

Tuesday, May 10  -

Tuesday, May 17  -

Tuesday, May  24  -

Tuesday, May 31  -

Tuesday, June 7  -

Tuesday, June 14 -

Space is limited | Register above and include your contact information (name and email) to receive the link to participate. The link will be sent to you by email approximately one day before the program. You will need a device with audio and/or video and an internet connection to join.

This event will take place over Google Meet. Most online programs, including all programs hosted via Google Meet, provide closed captioning. If you would like to confirm ahead of the program or have a specific accessibility request, please email at least two weeks before the program date.

About Creative Aging

Creative Aging is a series of free art classes for adults 50 and older. This year, online and in person programs are available from branches throughout the Bronx, Manhattan, and Staten Island.  Come discover a new art medium or deepen your skills in a practice you’ve explored before! Visit for a full list of programs.

  • Class Format: Hands on
  • Skill prerequisites: No prior experience required. This program is perfect for all skill levels.
  • Audience: Adults, 50+