Life Writing with Barbara Morrison

Fall 23

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Course Title: Life Writing

Instructor: Barbara Morrison

Brought to you by Odyssey  

October 18, 2023 - October 25, 2023 (2 Sessions)  

Wednesday, 6:30 PM ET 

Virtual via Zoom


COURSE DESCRIPTION: We all have stories to tell. In this course, appropriate for new and experienced writers, we’ll practice telling ours in journals, memoirs, personal essays, blogs, and other forms of life writing. After looking at examples, we’ll discuss how to get started and then begin transforming our experiences into stories that will preserve memories and touch others.


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50% refund- During the first week of the course. 

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ABOUT Barbara Morrison
Poet, Writer, Publisher, Freelance Editor, Teacher, Dancer

Barbara Morrison, who writes under the name B. Morrison, is the author of an award-winning memoir, Innocent: Confessions of a Welfare Mother, now available as an audiobook. Praised by Hillary Clinton and others, Innocent is a powerful coming-of-age story that dispels some of the myths and misunderstandings about those living in poverty. She is also the author of two poetry collections, Terrarium and Here at Least. Her work has been published in Little Patuxent Review, The Sun Magazine, Tiny Lights, and elsewhere. In addition to reviewing books on her blog and tweeting about poetry @bmorrison9, she conducts writing workshops and provides editing services. For more information, visit her website and blog at

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 Event Date
Wednesday, October 18, 2023
6:30pm EDT

Wednesday, October 25, 2023
8:30pm EDT

1-800-JHU-JHU1 (548-5481)

80% discount. Alumni status will be confirmed
50% discount. Employment status will be confirmed
50% discount. Employment status will be confirmed

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