august, 2020

07aug9:00 am12:00 pmWriting Your Life Story

Event Details

Class Information

If you ever thought about writing your life stories but felt overwhelmed or didn’t know where to start, this class is for you. Martha uses prompts, examples, and discussion to help you chart your course–and feel confident doing so. This class will provide a great start to getting your life story on paper.

This class takes place on Friday, August 7, 2020, at 9:00 am – 12:00 pm ET. The fee is $35. Advanced registration is required.

Topics Covered

  • Overview of how to write your life story
  • Tips for getting stories on paper
  • Writing exercises to get you started

About the Instructor

Martha’s writing endeavors started in high school, and she majored in journalism in college. During her newspaper career, while working at The South Bend Tribune, she took three vacation days from the Tribune and returned to the family farm to interview her ailing father about his life. Four months later, he died. His life stories were referenced in his eulogy years before they ever were combined with the stories of Martha’s mother into a simple spiral-bound book for the family. Realizing how close her family came to losing her father’s stories forever continues to motivate Martha’s life stories work. In 2014 she left her newspaper career to help seniors write their stories, one-on-one and in group classes. The following year, she was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin
lymphoma. She recently added Journaling Through Cancer workshops to her writing repertoire.

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