“Your History Matters: Approaches to Writing Personal History”
A Workshop with Jack Ridl on Saturday, March 23, 10:00-1:30pm
In our time together I hope to give you a variety of ways to get in touch with your own history: the people and events that had an impact on you. The memories can be as traumatic as experiencing a war, as poignant and lasting as baking cookies with your grandmother. Poet Garret Hongo was movingly insightful when he said, “We think we remember, but we really, deeply remember when we start writing in ever expanding detail.” As with all my workshops, the time will be spent starting a variety of ways of exploring your history. We will not finish things. In fact, I will interrupt you to go on to a new exploration. I hope that you will leave with many a meaningful start to further writing, and with a meaningful time with what matters to you.
You need no writing experience to find the time valuable. You will be mostly scribbling, jotting down notes, writing lines, doodling, etc
Bring something to write on, something to write with, and good cheer. Lunch provided. Call or email the Church Office to sign up!