Journal Writing for a Lifetime

Practice a range of journaling methods that foster self-expression and reflection with guidance from author Nancy Geyer.

Man writing in small notebook

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.F18.1 Nancy Geyer On-campus 1-3 p.m. Monday, September 17, 2018

FORMAT: On-campus
SCHEDULE: 1-3 p.m.
START DATE: Sept. 17, 2018

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 taught English at the University of Houston and 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 2018

Start Date: Sept. 17, 2018

End Date: Nov. 05, 2018

Schedule: 1-3 p.m.

Length: Seven Mondays (no class Oct. 8)

Location: Rice campus

Fee: $310

Rice Alumni: $279

CEUs: 1.4

Note: Limited enrollment

+ 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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