The class is made possible through an Erie Arts and Culture grant through the National Endowment for the Arts.
Classes will run from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturdays, Oct. 14, 21 and 28, and Nov. 4 in the Barrow-Civic Little Theatre, in Franklin.
Earlier this year, Harry presented the topic as a guest speaker in the Community Conversation series at the Franklin Public Library. The expanded class offers a more in-depth look at four different styles of journaling and offers students a chance to try each. Students will also be given opportunities to share their writings with the class as they feel comfortable and receive verbal and written feedback as time allows.
Tuition to attend the class as well as the workbook written by Harry will be provided for free. The class size will be limited to ensure students have ample time to ask questions and share journal entries. The class is appropriate for those wanting to write for self-discovery (private journaling) as well as those wanting to write for self-expression (public or semi-public writing).
Harry designed the class and the workbook around her experiences journaling through life-changing experiences in 2021 and periodically throughout her lifetime.
Many of the 2021 entries were posted in a blog-style Facebook group called Love and Family Beyond DNA: My Journey as a Birthmother. The workbook includes several entries from that blog and examines how the voice or style of the writing helps convey a feeling, event or problem.
Along with the blog, Harry has more than 20 years of professional writing experience but leans predominantly on the time she spends writing when discussing the positive effects of journaling.
To register for the class, email firstname.lastname@example.org.