Among other things, the instructor had us introduce ourselves and say who some of our favorite authors are. I mentioned reading Prozac Nation and being inspired by it (BTW, I ordered a copy of the reissue with the new afterword and should be receiving in the next week). I also mentioned reading Wallace Stegner, whom the instructor did not know about. I was amazed at some of the stuff the others had to share.
Our assignment is to write a mini-memoir of 750 words, the first draft of which is due by Sunday, to be emailed to the instructor. Only two days and I haven't begun yet. But it shouldn't be too hard. I guess I can use some of what I've already written, reworking it a little. I just need to do my best. At the next meeting, the teacher will return the drafts with her written feedback.
I'm still deciding whether to try one of the online writing classes, and will be looking for any in-person classes on writing offered through the college's community education.