Shaping Our Lives by Shaping Our Words—Through the Pandemic and Beyond

What benefits can writing provide—physically, mentally, emotionally, spiritually? We know now that the words we use and the stories we tell shape our daily experiences. Learn to shape words that bring out the best in you—and others. In this class incorporating Dr. James Pennebaker’s ground-breaking work, you’ll practice holistic, whole brain writing approaches that broaden your perspectives and deepen your compassion. And, if you’re interested, you’ll create new poetry, creative nonfiction, and/or fiction. 

WHEN: 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays, October 6th, 20th, October 27th, November 3rd, and November 17th.
WHERE: Wherever is best for you, online via Zoom.
COST: $165 for 5 classes, including handouts and resources.
TO REGISTER:  Use your choice of these methods:

  • send Venmo payment (@MaureenRyanGriffin)
  • pay via Zelle online banking (704-756-4641)
  • mail a check, made out to WordPlay, to me at
    6126 Hickory Forest Drive
    Charlotte, NC 28277 (Be sure to email to let me know a check is coming so I can hold your spot)
  • pay via PayPal (you can use a credit card if you like) via this button