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It is never too early to start your memoir.  By reminiscing out loud in class, answering provocative and probing questions, and participating in group conversations to be recorded,and completing assignments each week, students will begin the process of organizing and presenting their life stories in writing.  At the end of the six-week course, students will have the start of a full memoir.  Students from prior classes are welcome as we will be exploring new questions.  

Schedule : Weekly - Tue 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM; 6 sessions; starting 9/12/2017, ending 10/17/2017

Tuition: $180.00

Location : Scarsdale Public Library Location : 
  Scarsdale Public Library.

Instructor : Nancy Kessler 



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When something is important, we are advised to “put it in writing.” What could be more important than the stories of your life? This class will help you find them, write them, and share them – for posterity, for your soul, or possibly for publication. Through prompts and discussions, you’ll be inspired to relive important life moments and set them into polished prose. Come to class prepared to share your stories and learn from “workshopping” with your classmates. All writers are welcome. 

Schedule : Weekly - Tue 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM; 8 sessions; starting 9/19/2017, ending 11/14/2017 ; Class Skip Dates : (No class on 11/7/2017)

Tuition: $240.00

Location : Scarsdale High School Location : 
  Scarsdale High School.

Instructor : Andrea Atkins 



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This workshop tackles some of the most common missteps in email, from unclear writing to diplomacy snafus to problematic salutations and closings.  The goal is to help attendees present the best version of themselves in writing — personable, professional, polished, and authentic.  Each participant receives a copy of the instructor’s email etiquette book.  

Schedule : Weekly - Tue 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM; starting 9/26/2017, ending 9/26/2017

Tuition: $30.00

Location : Scarsdale High School Location : 
  Scarsdale High School.

Instructor : Ellen Jovin 



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Untangle your syntax!  Punctuate with power!  Tackle unfounded grammar superstitions that have haunted you since childhood!  Here you can relive the grammar experiences of your youth in a pleasurable, pain-free setting devoid of tests and rulers.  The goal is greater precision, control, and authority in your oral and written communications.  Each attendee receives a copy of the instructor’s grammar book.  

Schedule : Weekly - Tue 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM; starting 10/3/2017, ending 10/3/2017

Tuition: $30.00

Location : Scarsdale High School Location : 
  Scarsdale High School.

Instructor : Ellen Jovin 



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Learn the ins and outs of grant writing!  Find out where to look for money and how to request what you need.  Explore the different parts of a grant from the initial letter of inquiry to reporting grant results.  Topics to be covered include: prospect research; organization needs; proposal descriptions; identifying problems/needs to be addressed; goals and outcomes; and budgets.  Whether you need help with honing your organization’s mission statement or need to refresh your writing, this course will help you become a better grant writer with clear, concise messaging and strong, persuasive writing.  Good grant writing requires not only skill in prose but also a fundamental understanding of the nonprofit world and certain techniques of writing a solid proposal.  You will leave the course with sample writing statements for your organization and sample budgets.  

Schedule : Weekly - Wed 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM; 2 sessions; starting 10/11/2017, ending 10/25/2017 ; Class Skip Dates : (No class on 10/18/2017)

Tuition: $75.00

Location : Scarsdale High School Location : 
  Scarsdale High School.

Instructor : Sarah Miller Desimini 



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What's your story?  We all have them, stored in the recesses of our minds.  Learn how to give shape, embellish, and bring your story to light.  Through fun exercises, delve deep within yourself and connect with the eternal spring of stories that reside there.  First session: write using playful prompts to mine memories, sifting and sorting until we unearth a golden nugget of a story, yearning to be told.  Second session: polish by diving deeper into the art of the story, working with the written word and preparing the stories for presentation.  Third session: present your story and listen supportively to the others.  

Schedule : Weekly - Wed 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM; 3 sessions; starting 10/25/2017, ending 11/8/2017

Tuition: $90.00

Location : Scarsdale High School Location : 
  Scarsdale High School.

Instructor : Beth Leas 



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