For those who would like to write their own personal history but are lacking confidence or knowledge of where to begin, we also offer classes and workshops to teach you the basics. We cover the elements of life story, review the traits of good writing, and provide prompts to help recall the details of your past.
** An Introduction to Life Stories:
This informal presentation is suitable to large or small groups. Using a combination of lecture, handouts and in-class exercises, this ninety minute course will provide participants with the basic information they need to begin writing their own life story.
** Guided Memoir workshops:
This informal, hands-on workshop is designed to give you the time and space you need (free from at-home distractions) to work on your memoir. Each weekly session will focus on a different theme. A brief presentation, accompanied by a printed list of writing prompts, will be available to each participant. Participants may sign up for all six sessions (at a reduced price), or may choose individual sessions that are of particular interest. Workshop schedule will be posted soon.
** Private Coaching Sessions:
For those who prefer a one-on-one format, we are more than happy to meet with you at your convenience to help achieve your personal history goals. We offer assistance with writing, developing prompts, and organizing photos and memorabilia.