402-Introduction to Writing

Discover the Writer Within!


Think you aren’t a writer? Think again. In this six-week course, you will discover the writer within you!


We all have stories to share, and in this class, writers will find their voice on the page, and be inspired to create with the written word.


No writing experience is necessary!


This creative writing course provides a supportive community, where writers will develop their voices, explore their creativity, and most of all have fun! Each week there will be in-class writing and sharing, where simple strategies, concepts, and exercises are taught, all to breathe life into your words. Strength-based feedback is provided in this judgment-free group. No homework is assigned.


The last week will be an “open mic” event where writers can share a piece they’ve written with the community and celebrate their creativity!


Special Notes

All students must comply with the Policies and Procedures found on The Center's website. There will be no refunds for students removed from class for failure to observe The Center’s Policies and Procedures.


Writing instrument (e.g. pen, pencil)
Paper to write on

About the Instructor

Jamie Fiore Higgins

Jamie Fiore Higgins worked as a managing director at Goldman Sachs. One of just 8 percent of Goldman employees to earn the managing director title, she was the highest-ranking woman in her department. An active member of the Women’s Network Committee, Fiore Higgins spent her workdays running the trainee and internship programs, recruiting, and managing top equity clients and $96 billion in stock. Living in New Jersey with her husband and four children, she is a trained coach, working with teens to hone their leadership skills, high school, and college graduates as they begin careers, professionals as they navigate the workforce, and those in midlife looking to reinvent themselves. Jamie was named one of the Financial Times “Top 25 Most Influential Women of 2022!” 


Class Details

October 09 - November 20, 10:00 am - 12:30 pm

Days: Monday

Tuition: $160.5

Member Tuition: $135.5

Location: The Center for Contemporary Art

Semester: Fall 2023

Level: Adult (All Levels)

Instructor: Jamie Fiore Higgins