The classes will include weekly exercises in personal memoir, family history and short stories.
Ms. Butler has taught at Foothill College, written for the Los Angeles Times, the San Francisco Chronicle, and the San Jose Mercury News, as well as The Almanac.
Classes will run from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. on four Thursdays from April 5 to April 26. Cost for the series is $40-45. Drop-in is $12. For more information or to pre-register, call 326-0723.