Writing to Prompts (Non-Fiction)

  • Mondays, 9:30-11:30 a.m, Noon-2 p.m. (full); Begins March 20
  • Carol Leonetti Dannhauser
  • Eleven weeks, $485
  • Register Here

You should write your story. Everybody tells you so. Or maybe it’s just that voice in your head, telling you what you already know: You have a meaningful story to tell and it’s high time you got it on the page. But with a lifetime of memories, including those important events, how do you corral the moments that should be shared? How do you find just the right anecdotes to shed just the right insight into your tale?

This six-week course will help you discover them. Participants write in class to a series of prompts designed to elicit meaningful anecdotes crucial to telling the story of you. The workshop is designed to generate stories you can later craft, revise and polish for personal essays, blog posts or memoir writing.

Fairfield County Writers’ Studio co-founder Carol Leonetti Dannhauser is a journalist and editor whose work appears in print, online and on television. She has written for dozens of national publications including the New York Times, American Health, BusinessWeek, Good Housekeeping and more; produced documentaries for PBS and National Geographic; and has been recognized by the White House for her online magazine work. She is the author of four non-fiction books; has been nominated for three Emmys; and has a closet full of awards for her magazine, television and newspaper stories, as well as her flash fiction and photography.

Carol was selected as a Master Teaching Artist (Writing) by the Connecticut Commission on the Arts and founded the Writers’ Workshop of Fairfield in 2001. She is the co-founder of the Fairfield County Writers’ Studio. Carol holds two bachelors’ degrees from the University of Connecticut and a master’s in journalism from Columbia University.

Carol teaches Intermediate/Advanced MemoirWriting to Prompts (Non-Fiction) and (Writer’s) Block Buster.

(203) 374-8343