10 am – 4 pm
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. We will discuss the merits of each of these forms and practice writing in them. Everyone will leave the workshop with a handful of good stories—in oral or written form—to share at family gatherings, or as gifts or keepsakes.
Carol LaChapelle has been teaching 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.
LaChapelle, Carol. Finding Your Voice, Telling Your Stories: 167 Ways to Tell Your Life Stories. Marion Street Press, 2008. ISBN: 1933338326.
This class is part of the Newberry’s Adult Education Seminars Program.
One session, $130.