Are you a senior with a lifetime of memories you'd like to share? You know you've got a story inside of you -- perhaps a memoir or a multi-generation family history. Knowing how to go about telling your story is another matter. Should you put it in writing or record your voice, and do you rely on your memory or fact-check everything? It can be hard to know where to start. If this describes your situation, then this hands-on workshop series by award-winning author Jean Rae Baxter may be for you.
Starting on Thursday, October 3, at 2 p.m., Jean will meet with a small group of seniors for two hours each week and show how to create a narrative people will want to read. You'll learn how to organize your writing project and how to write about your life experiences. The tools of fiction will help you make anything -- a special person, place or thing -- memorable. Be warned, though! You'll learn by writing, and you should expect two to three hours of homework each week. By the end of the fifth week (on Thursday, October 31), you'll have a story to share with family and friends, and to pass on to the next generation.
Writing pads will be provided for those who prefer to write on paper, but anyone who would prefer to use a laptop or tablet is most welcome to bring their own device. There is no admission charge, but seating is limited. To avoid disappointment, please register in advance beginning at 9 AM on Saturday, September 21. Please ensure that you will be able to attend all five sessions before you register.
Note: This is a repeat offering of the workshop series held at the Sydenham, Isabel Turner and Calvin Park branches in 2018.