Upcoming Events

Life Stories Lab:
Discovering Your Story and How to Write It

Wednesday, June 12, 2024
7:00–8:00 p.m.
Cary Memorial Library
1874 Massachusetts Avenue, Lexington, MA, 02420

Sponsored by the Cary Library Foundation.


In this instructive creative lab, attendees will take their wish to write stories from their lives into inspiring practice. Allan Reeder will lay the groundwork for moving from your initial impulse to write into a process of personal discovery. Building from the specifics of a moment, you’ll engage your own imagination to recapture a scene that holds the promise of a truth that you can share from your life. Come get inside your vivid story and learn how to invite others in through your writing!


Webinar Recording

Free Webinar Recording: Launching the Uncommon College-App Essay

Recorded April 10, 2024
Hosted by Summit Educational Group

Watch Webinar recording

Hillside founder Allan Reeder delivers this energetic talk to help applicants and their support teams see the college-application essay less as a challenge and more as an opportunity — even an enjoyable one!

With a case-study approach, Allan demonstrates what makes an essay resonate in an admissions officer’s mind and offers practical preliminary steps toward achieving an authentic, memorable essay.


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