Creative Aging



Life Stories: a writing workshop series for women
Led by Amy Silverman

Amy Silverman

A writing workshop series for women, led by Amy Silverman

Select Tuesdays, 10 a.m.noon:
Sept. 4, 25
Oct. 16, 23, 30
Nov. 6, 13, 20, 27
Dec. 11

$200 for the 10-part series

Tickets for workshops go on sale Friday, June 1.

A public reading of original work will take place in the SMoCA Lounge on Saturday, Dec. 15, at 2 p.m.

We each have a story to tell — here’s a chance to tell yours. This 10-part workshop for writers of all experience levels (including none!) will help you get your tales from the head to the page with prompts, exercises and sharing. The class will also cover topics, including blogging and publishing.

Amy Silverman is a teacher and journalist based in Arizona. She teaches at Arizona State University and Changing Hands Bookstore, and is the co-curator of Bar Flies, the monthly live reading series held at Valley Bar in Phoenix. Amy’s work has appeared on the radio show This American Life, on KJZZ in Phoenix, and in The New York TimesWashington Post and Lenny Letter.


Stories of the Shoah
A writing workshop especially for Holocaust survivors and their descendants, led by Deborah H. Sussman

Deborah Sussman

Sundays, 1–3 p.m.
Jan. 27
Feb. 3, 10, 17 and 24
Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts
$100 for five workshops

This workshop series will culminate in a public reading of participants’ stories on March 3, 2019, at 2 p.m.

Registration begins Sept. 28 at 10 a.m.

Deborah H. Sussman is a writer and editor based in Tempe, Arizona. Her father, Peter Sussman, was born in Berlin in 1928 and came to the United States as a refugee after surviving imprisonment at the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp during World War II. Formerly an editor at Scholastic and at the Jewish News of Greater Phoenix, Sussman is the communications and media specialist for the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts at Arizona State University. She has taught writing at the University of Virginia, Phoenix College and Arizona State University and co-teaches the workshop Mothers Who Write. Her work has been published in the Washington Post, the Phoenix New Times and Art in America, among other places.

To register, please contact the box office: (480) 499-TKTS or use the button below.


Coloring and Coffee

Every Wednesday morning
Granite Reef Senior Center, 1700 N. Granite Reef Road, Scottsdale, Ariz., 85257

Join Scottsdale Arts and explore your creativity in a social and welcoming atmosphere. Enjoy a cup of coffee and relax with some calming art activities.