Nobody on Earth knows your story better than you—not your family, your friends, or anyone with whom you work. Some may think there’s nothing in their lives that’s spectacular enough to write about. While that may be true for some, it’s beside the point. Telling your story provides those you love with a much better understanding about who you are, and where you came from. It could also tell them something about themselves! Josh Langston, bestselling novelist, editor, and long-time OLLI instructor will lead the class through the process of writing a memoir, from organization to execution, and just about everything in between. His humorous, easy-reading textbook, The Naked Truth! is required. It’s available on Amazon.com or can be purchased from him at a steep discount on the first day of class.
Josh Langston writes books which amuse, anger, enlighten and entertain. He regularly mines history for background material that's little known but reliably fascinating. His plots are complex, interconnected and layered with humor and suspense; his characters are rarely predictable, and even his bad guys tend to be both engaging and diabolical. A graduate of both Kennesaw Junior College, where he edited The Sentinel, and Georgia State University, where he earned a degree in journalism, Josh’s writing tastes quickly shifted away from reportage. His fiction has been published in a variety of magazines and anthologies, and both his Christmas and Western short story collections have reached the Amazon top 20 for genre fiction. Two of his first three novels reached the bestseller lists. Though he focused on historical fantasy in his first four books, Josh branched out into contemporary thrillers and currently has a half dozen such titles on the market plus another half-dozen short story collections. His eleventh novel, Oh, Bits!, was released in July, 2017. In addition to writing, Josh loves to teach. His classes on novel writing, memoir, and independent publishing are filled with older adults eager to learn and have their work perused by a pro. His textbook on the craft of fiction, Write Naked!, provides a humorous and easy-to-understand approach to the subject while imparting valuable tips and techniques. A similar volume for memoir writers, The Naked Truth!, was released in 2016 and earned an Honorable Mention in the Georgia Writers Association’s Writer of the Year Awards. The last title in the "Work Naked!" series, The Naked Novelist! debuted in September, 2017. When he's not writing, Josh is most likely editing, teaching, blogging, or helping his wonderful wife watch their amazing grandkids.
#1: Write Your Life Story!
|Start Date||October 10, 2023|
|End Date||December 05, 2023|
|01||Tuesday, 10/10/2023||10:30 AM - 11:30 AM||KSU Center||ClassRoom||Brian Langston|
|02||Tuesday, 10/17/2023||10:30 AM - 11:30 AM||KSU Center||ClassRoom||Brian Langston|
|03||Tuesday, 10/24/2023||10:30 AM - 11:30 AM||KSU Center||ClassRoom||Brian Langston|
|04||Tuesday, 10/31/2023||10:30 AM - 11:30 AM||KSU Center||ClassRoom||Brian Langston|
|05||Tuesday, 11/07/2023||10:30 AM - 11:30 AM||KSU Center||ClassRoom||Brian Langston|
|06||Tuesday, 11/14/2023||10:30 AM - 11:30 AM||KSU Center||ClassRoom||Brian Langston|
|07||Tuesday, 11/21/2023||10:30 AM - 11:30 AM||KSU Center||ClassRoom||Brian Langston|
|08||Tuesday, 11/28/2023||10:30 AM - 11:30 AM||KSU Center||ClassRoom||Brian Langston|
|09||Tuesday, 12/05/2023||10:30 AM - 11:30 AM||KSU Center||ClassRoom||Brian Langston|
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