Writing Family Stories

Saturday, June 15, 2013

10 am – 4 pm

Led by Carol LaChapelle

This workshop is offered for those interested in writing family stories—the real-life accounts of the important people, places, and events in their and their family’s lives. These stories may be recorded as letters, diary entries, short remembrances, character sketches, or even eulogies. In the workshop, we will discuss the merits of each of these forms and practice writing in them. Everyone will leave this workshop with a handful of good stories—in oral or written form—to share at family gatherings, or as gifts or keepsakes.

Carol LaChapelle teaches writing workshops in a variety of adult education and professional development venues throughout the Chicago area, including the Newberry, the Feltre School, and the Illinois Humanities Council.

Materials List
Required:
No materials required.

Recommended:
LaChapelle, Carol. Finding Your Voice, Telling Your Stories. Marion Street Press, 2008. IPG: 1933338326

This class is part of the Newberry’s Adult Education Seminars Program.

Cost and registration information: 

One session, $110
The registration deadline has passed. To register with a $20 late fee, please call (312) 255-3700.