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FGCU Renaissance Academy Announces Fall 2012 Adult Lecture & Life Enrichment Program

First workshop begins with "Writing Your Life Story & Memoirs"

FORT MYERS, Fla. - The Renaissance Academy of Florida Gulf Coast University announces its fall 2012 schedule of adult lifelong learning and life enrichment programs featuring an extensive and diverse curriculum of single lectures and short courses. The fall program begins Tuesday, Oct. 2, at 1:30 p.m. with the start of a writing workshop titled "Writing Your Life Story & Memoirs," to be held at the FGCU Naples Center, 1010 5th Avenue South, in Naples. This program tackles the challenges and rewards of writing an autobiography or memoir. A published author will help assist in ordering the chapters of one's life, gaining perspective on events and finding the narratives that mean the most to potential readers.

A free, complete catalog of the Naples, Bonita Springs, Estero and Fort Myers offerings may be found at local libraries or by calling (239) 425-3272. Online registration is available at where participants may browse and register for courses safely and securely online.

Among the Renaissance Academy's offerings are affordable, non-credit single lectures, short courses, day trips, computer classes, film series, life enrichment classes, writing workshops, travel abroad programs, and other special events. There are no exams or grades, just learning for the joy of learning with friends, neighbors, and peers. Course fees are typically $25 per lecture, and provide access to Academy programs located at 12 locations throughout Collier, Lee and Charlotte counties.

For more information, media representatives should contact John Guerra, director of the FGCU Renaissance Academy at (239) 434-4838 or

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