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Writing Workshop with Ricki Dorn

Join us for a writing workshop with Ricki Dorn!

Whether you wish to write a memoir, poetry, reflections on life, thoughts about Judaism or anything else, this Writing Workshop group might be for you!

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Workshops all will be led by Ricki Dorn, Smile at the Many Faces of Words published poet, editor, recently retired MDC and FIU writing professor, and immediate past president of the South Florida Writer’s Association.


All workshop sessions are in-person only.

Will be held in Meeting Room 3, Second Floor, Admin Building.

Cost: $10 per session, or $50 for the series of six sessions, payable at class.

Schedule of Classes

Wednesday mornings from 10:30 AM–12:00 PM
(Note: there is no class on February 8th)

Week 1/January 11th — Memoir Writing will include an introduction, definitions, samples and options for approaches to memoir depending on the period of time to be represented.

Week 2/January 18th— Poetry Construction addresses poems’ subject matter, titles, style, word choice, rhyming options, and other aspects of this genre.

Week 3/January 25th— Grief: Write Your Way Through It will include a discussion of who, how, when, why. Along with differences in writing about recent loss vs. longer-term loss; participants will be asked to bring something to remember an individual (photo, object, etc.)

Week 4/February 1st — The Jew in You will include consideration of questions such as: How Jewish are you? In what ways are you Jewish? How has your Judaism evolved? What Jewish legacy do you wish to leave your descendants? Plus other issues which the group may generate.

Week 5/February 15th — Writing to Prompts will encourage writing to a variety of different topics in varying time spans; prompts could be fear, hope, regret, strength, friendship, a meaningful time, etc.

Week 6/February 22nd — Reflective Writing will include decisions made, risks taken, influence of family and friends. After all, “hindsight is always 20/20.”

For more information and to register, please contact Pamela Lear at 858.775.0409 or email [email protected].


Wednesday, Feb 22 2023
This event has ended.


10:30 AM - 12:00 PM


Meeting Room 3
Second Floor, Admin Building