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Writing Home

Held at Common Ground – 610 St. Francis Street

January 4th and January 11th, 2020

THIS CLASS IS CURRENTLY FULL. Please contact me to get on the waitlist.

Home sweet home. There’s no place like home. Home is where the heart is. You’ve heard these sayings and many more, because our home lives shape us. This writing workshop will help you organize and pen your life memories related to home and family.

Instructor Molly Barari, MFA, will lead you through creative and fun writing exercises designed to help you write your stories in a compelling way. Your stories are heirlooms for your friends and families.

Plan to attend each session on Saturday, Jan. 4th & Saturday, Jan. 11th from 10 a.m.-noon each day. Cost is $30 and includes both classes. Light refreshments will be served.


Creative Life-Writing

Held at the Starbucks Alex Johnson on 6th Street

Offered in February, March, & April, 2020

Have you always wanted to record your memories onto paper so your family can cherish your stories for years to come? This class is open to all ages of adults providing writing prompts which will encourage participants to pen their life memories through sensory detail. Creative writing has many benefits aside from preserving valuable memories. It helps sharpen the mind and provides a therapeutic outlet for emotions. Please bring writing materials to each class.

Join us Feb 1st & 8th, March 7th & 14th, or April 25th & May 2nd from 2pm – 4pm. Cost for these 2 part classes is $29.

About Molly

Molly Barari is a professional writer living in Rapid City, SD, who has been published in several regional publications, including Black Hills Faces, Black Hills Woman, Black Hills Lifestyle, Black Hills Boomer, Siouxland Woman, Motor Market, Unveiled, and the Rapid City Journal.

She has been teaching creative life story writing workshops at various venues since 2016, including the Aging Gracefully Expo and the South Dakota Festival of Books.

Molly is also a South Dakota Humanities Scholar and leads community discussions on the One Book South Dakota. When she’s not writing or teaching, she loves exploring the Black Hills and watching classic horror films.

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