From Memory to Memoir:  Writing Your Life Story

January 21, 2014       10:30 AM to 12:30 PM


At Windsor Historical Society’s Research Library.  Session 1 of 6:  Why You Want to Write Your Life Story and Quieting Your Inner Critic.  Remember your parents’ and grandparents’ stories of growing up?  Turn memories of significant events in your life into a memoir for posterity.  Learn where to start, how to get organized and keep going until your finish.  Get tips on pictures and documents to include and how to self-publish your story.  No previous writing experience required.  Susan Omilian has been encouraging and guiding budding memoir writers for many years.  Sessions follow on January 28 (Mining a Childhood Memory for the Jewels, Working with Memories), February 4 (Focusing on Defining Moments), February 11 (Deciding Theme and Structure for your Life Story), February18 (Using Pictures, Documents and the Rest), and February 25 (Editing your Memoir, Preparing it for Publication, Tips on Self Publishing).  COST: $60 for six session course, $50 for Windsor Historical Society members. Class size is limited.  Registration and pre-payment needed by January 17.  For more information, contact the Society at 860/688-3813.  Snow date: the following Tuesday, 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM.


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