Register for Summer Classes


JOURNALING AS HEALING (LLI 0041): This interactive workshop will lead to better understanding of how to use writing to help control stress and enjoy life. Move forward in life through journaling, where you can discover your passions, process negative feelings, deal with stress, and develop an “attitude of gratitude.” We will discuss types of journals, from records of family memories to grief journals. Journaling is a proven method of improving your physical and emotional health. Handouts will be provided. Sharing is optional.

PUBLISH YOUR OWN BOOK (LLI 0879): Self-publishing has become possible and popular recently because of the online systems available from Amazon and others. Mike McCandless, publisher at the Touchwood Press, will show you how to publish your own written work of fiction, non-fiction, or creative non-fiction as an e-book or as a paperback. Develop your memoirs as a gift to others or write the next great American novel. Depending on where you are in your writing, you can be a self-published, independent author in a matter of days or weeks. Bring your manuscript and your questions!

WRITING YOUR FAMILY HISTORY OR MEMOIR (LLI 7021): You have stories. Your family has stories. Now is the time to record these stories to pass down to future generations. You may even want to publish a book. Learn techniques for interviewing family and friends and practice self-reflection. CE writing instructor Laura Ehrke’s writing exercises will help you write your own recollections in full detail. Once all the stories are collected, you will learn how to organize the writing process and create your personal masterpiece.


Please note: Not all classes are offered every semester. 

Classes are offered at the Harper College Main Campus as well as at our partner locations. Please check the current schedule or call 847.925.6300 to confirm the location of your class.