Community Writing Center Hosts Free Adult Classes

HIGH POINT, N.C., May 29, 2019 – There are four more opportunities left for community members in the city of High Point to participate in free writing classes led by High Point University faculty.

HPU faculty are offering adults in the city of High Point free classes at the Community Writing Center.

On May 21, the Community Writing Center hosted its second of six adult classes that are part of a pilot program, thanks to a $25,000 grant from the High Point Community Foundation. The next class is on how to write a cover letter with Dr. Erin Trauth, assistant professor of English, on May 30 at 5 p.m. Dinner and childcare will be available for participants.

Yvonne McDonald, a longtime city of High Point resident, attended the first class that centered around financial literacy and recruited a friend to come back for Trauth’s class on resume writing. She enjoys the partnership between HPU and Mt. Zion Baptist Church and sees it expanding in the future.

“I enjoyed the first class,” said McDonald about the new adult classes that are offered. “I’m sure HPU and the church can partner with area nonprofits to be able to reach people in their organizations.”

“It’s exciting to be able to provide professional development activities to the community,” said Trauth about taking her passion of professional writing to the community. “I love that these workshops might help people grow in their careers.”

The Community Writing Center is a partnership between HPU and Mt. Zion Baptist Church. It is an after-school program that engages children from Penn-Griffin School for the Arts and Kirkman Park Elementary School in reading and writing projects.

Upcoming classes:

Thursday, May 30 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.: Writing a Cover Letter with Dr. Erin Trauth, assistant professor of English, at HPU.

Wednesday, June 5 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.: Preparing for a Job Interview with Dr. Daniel Hall, chair and associate professor of economics, at HPU.

Monday, June 10 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.: Developing Your Public Speaking Skills with Jim Scott, assistant professor of communications, at HPU.

Saturday, June 15 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.: Drop-in and Feedback Clinic for Any Writing Project and High Point Public Library presentation with Drs. Charmaine Cadeau and Cara Kozma, associate professors of English at HPU.

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