Tuition-free Life Story Writing class to begin June 7 at COS

This summer, the COS Life Long Learning Program will be offering a tuition-free Life Story Writing (ENGL 0599/#5089) class at the Yreka Campus. Taught by Haley Baldwin, this introductory writing class is sure to be a lot of fun. The class will meet this summer on Wednesday mornings from 10:00 am to 12:50 pm, beginning June 7 in Room 4. Students will learn techniques for improving memory functions through writing; basic character arc and structure; how to develop a writing practice; and the importance of individual histories. The cost to register and participate is free.

Lifelong Learning is an umbrella term that includes noncredit education, continuing education, and community education (fee based) courses. The College of the Siskiyous Life Long Learning Program provides the opportunity for learners to improve, upgrade, and learn new skills and knowledge. This effort responds to the need for a well-trained workforce, as well as the individual need for intellectual or cultural enrichment. Lifelong Learning courses are also easy, fun, and cost-effective. Classes offered will be held in a variety of locations throughout Siskiyou County. Noncredit courses often appeal to students who are unclear about their educational goals and may have significant work or family demands. The expansion of noncredit course offerings is an ongoing effort to better serve the needs of the community and the aspiring learner. Noncredit serves the needs of parents, older adults, those looking to obtain a high school diploma or equivalency, increased basic skills, and individuals with disabilities through specifically targeted courses.

Because there are no prerequisites, the class is open to all. Registration is currently open. Students registering for classes may do so at the Weed or Yreka Campuses or online by visiting

For more information about the COS Life Long Learning Program contact Kim Freeze, Assistant Coordinator, by calling (530) 841-5834 or send an email to

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