Writing class at JCCFS
I am looking forward to teaching a weekend class at John C. Campbell Folk School January 23-25. My students will be coming from North Carolina, South Carolina, the north Georgia area and from Atlanta.
A weekend class is a bit more intense than a week-long class. We begin Friday evening after a delicious dinner served family style. You never know who you will meet at meals or where they have come from to take a class at John Campbell. You might sit with knitters or blacksmiths, or cooking enthusiasts. The only thing you know about your table mates, at first, is the name, city and state listed on their name tags. But if you ask a question, most folks are friendly and eager to talk.
What stories I've heard just from sitting with someone at a meal at JCCFS. Maybe it is the ambiance of the campus, the openness and friendliness of instructors and staff, but for the time we are there, we share like children at camp. We play and work together and often become life-long friends.
I am finalizing my lesson plans, printing handouts, and getting ready for a weekend of writing, talking, writing some more, and sharing stories --emotional, funny, poignant, sad, strong, regretful, and sincere. All the unique stories of individuals who have something they want to say about their lives, and together we will learn the best way to say it. I can't wait!