TELLING YOUR STORY
Introduction to Memoir Writing: A Workshop from Write the Family
Tuesday, August 3 and Thursday, August 5 from 2PM to 3PM
(This free small group workshop meets on Zoom from 2PM to 3PM Eastern Daylight Time)
If you have stories you want to tell, and a lifetime of memories to share, this free two-session writing workshop will bring them into focus with expert guidance and feedback from Kerry Feltner
TELLING YOUR STORY workshops include:
Introducing yourself by writing a six-word memoir
Creating word and picture Memory Maps to shine a brighter, more literary light on significant people, places, and events in your life
Recalling the sights, sounds, tastes, smells, and feelings associated with memorable past events and incorporating these into tiny (100 word) stories rich with images
Listening to and discussing compelling micro-memoirs to understand the power of this format
Writing your own micro-memoirs (and optionally sharing them within the group for peer feedback)
Refining your memoir writing and storytelling goals for the future
MEET KERRY FELTNER
Kerry Feltner, the workshop leader for TELLING YOUR STORY and other creative writing programs from Write the Family, is a Writing Studies Program Instructor at Emerson College, Boston, where she earned her Master of Fine Arts in Creative Nonfiction. She is also the Senior Multimedia Journalist at the Waltham News Tribune, one of the state’s oldest printed newspapers, the latest position in her eight-year writing career in journalism and media. Kerry’s own works of creative nonfiction delve into a range of topics including the aging process, relationships, and the state of local journalism. Her essay, “Methuselah” was published in Trinity College’s New Square Literary Magazine in the fall 2020 issue.
ABOUT WRITE THE FAMILY
Write the Family programs feature storytelling, memoir writing, and sharing family memories across generations. These creative writing activities build resilience in older adults and improve emotional well-being in family members of all ages. Write the Family workshops are designed for small groups of older adults, or family duos. Workshop participants meet on Zoom for lively discussions and guided expert instruction to learn and practice foundational techniques for writing short form memoirs and preserving family stories. For more information, visit https://writetheworldworkshops.com/write-the-family/
BHV Member & Guests. Free.
Registration is required for both sessions in this two-session workshop. Space is limited. Register by July 27.