Osher Lifelong Learning Institute

at the University of Massachusetts Boston

Maps & Directions

Informal Writing Group

Members of the Informal Writing Group of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at UMass Boston

The Informal Writing Group is an outgrowth of an OLLI Memoir Writing Class that was offered by Carter Jefferson for more than ten years. Many of our writers work on memoirs, but others write fiction or poetry.

  “Journey from San Rocco”,  Rosalind Cuschera’s published book, received honorable mention from the New England Book Festival while Annie Doyle has had a submission accepted by the UMass Boston literary journal, The Watermark. A number of writers have had pieces accepted for publication on online magazines.

When We Meet: We meet at OLLI year-round every other Wednesday from 1:15 –3:15. There are about 20 members who share their work on poetry, memoirs and family history. We generally average 12 to 15 writers at a meeting.

Group coordination: For each meeting, writers prepare a short piece of writing, bring copies for each group member, and read aloud their work. The group discusses each reading, offering comments on style and substance.

The group is not accepting new members at this time. If you are interested, feel free to contact:

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