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Journal Writing for a Lifetime

Journal writing is a form of self-expression that can enable us to live more fully, productively and creatively. This course examines several journaling methods, with opportunities for in-class writing.

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Journal writing is a form of self-expression that can enable us to live more fully, productively and creatively. Keeping a journal can help you celebrate life’s everyday joys, heal from difficult times and become better acquainted with the world, fellow human beings and yourself. This course examines several methods of journaling and helps you select the methods best suited to your daily life. Writing is a vital part of the classroom experience.


Section Instructor Format Schedule start date
GWRI1010.F17.1 Nancy Geyer On-campus 1–3 p.m. Monday, September 18, 2017
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FORMAT: On-campus
SCHEDULE: 1–3 p.m.
START DATE: Sept. 18, 2017

Instructor: Nancy Geyer

Nancy Geyer, M.S., M.A., is a teacher, playwright and novelist who has published two novels, “Flying South” and “Frailties.” Six of her plays have received national recognition. She has taught English at the University of Houston and has also worked as a public relations representative for a major corporation. Ms. Geyer holds a master’s degree in education and a master’s degree in English from The State University of New York.

Term: Fall 2017

Start Date: Sept. 18, 2017

End Date: Nov. 06, 2017

Schedule: 1–3 p.m.

Length: Seven Mondays (no class Oct. 9)

Location: Rice campus

Fee: $310

Rice Alumni: $279

CEUs: 1.4

Note: This course is not currently accepting registrations. Please select VIEW CURRENT OFFERINGS to see similar classes offered by Personal Development.

+ Definition and value of journal writing
+ The traditional journal and types of diaries
+ Memoirs, memorabilia and keepsake journals
+ Goal and self-improvement notebooks
+ The dream notebook

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