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SAGE Lecture to Focus on Personal Memoir Writing

11/19/2008 —

Nancy Coco, director of the Penn State Lehigh Valley Writing Project, will serve as guest lecturer for the SAGE December session at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, December 5,  at Penn State Lehigh Valley’s Corporate Learning Center in Bethlehem. 

During the session, Coco will lead participants through a workshop that will allow them to capture some of their thoughts and memories and turn them into a personal poetic gift for their families.

"Memoir writing is about telling the stories of our lives through different styles of writing," says Coco.   "The finished product of a memoir session can be a wonderful gift to both the writer and the writer's family."

The Lehigh Valley Writing Project (LVWP) is a National Writing Project program committed to offering professional development that supports and enhances the literacy lives of all stakeholders in learning communities including teachers, administrators, students, families, and life-long learners. Nancy Coco has been the director of the Penn State Lehigh Valley Writing Project, a local chapter of the National Writing Project, for the last five years.  She has been a fellow of the National Writing Project since 1993.  Coco has also been a classroom teacher for 22 years specializing in middle and high school writing.  She received her master's in education from Wilkes University.

SAGE (Senior Adults Gaining Enrichment) is a community outreach program of Penn State Lehigh Valley designed to encourage intellectual and cultural enrichment for adults age 55 and older. In the fall and spring, the group offers a new, college-level lecture each month.

This event is open to adults age 55+, but reservations are required. This lecture is the fourth and final lecture in the Fall Series. The cost for the final lecture is $15. To reserve a space, contact Diane Lewis at 610-285-5066 or email dlewis@psu.edu. The Penn State Lehigh Valley Corporate Learning Center is located at 100 Brodhead Road, Suite 120, Bethlehem, PA, 18017.

For media inquiries, please contact Allison Goodin at 610-285-5067.

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