“Someone in the future wants to hear from you. Don’t disappoint them.”
Deb Moore, Personal Historian
Deb Moore, Personal Historian
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Deb would be delighted to speak to your group or organization on one of the following topics. Talks may last anywhere from 20 minutes to one hour.
Everyone has a story to tell—have you told yours yet? Join Deb for inspiration and ideas on how to preserve your personal and family history. You’ll be surprised how easy and rewarding it can be, one story at a time. (Easily adjusted to the time available in your program.)
“10 Tips for Writing Your Life Story” will be presented. Through writing tips and examples, participants will gain confidence to record their memories on paper. Examples will serve as inspiration for participants, who will then spend time writing a story of their own from a directed writing prompt. If time, workshop members will share their written memories.
When you pass on, who will go through your briefcases and scraps of paper, computer files, heirloom photographs and numerous files in search of the family research you’ve spent decades compiling? This presentation focuses on taking your genealogical research, adding the photos and stories of your ancestors, and compiling all the information into one book that can be shared with family members. Only then can you be assured that your efforts will be passed to future generations.
This workshop explores the many good memories associated with food, family, friends and meals. Participants will be asked to bring three recipes to share. We’ll focus on writing the stories behind the recipes and give tips to increase participants’ writing skills. Attendees will then write vignettes about one of the recipes and the memories it invokes. If time permits, participants will share their stories with the group.
What’s worse than a box or drawer full of old, unidentified photographs? This workshop illustrates the pleasures of photo journaling to tell the stories behind the pictures. Participants will be asked to bring three photographs to the session that bring back memories—happy, sad, bittersweet. They will spend time journaling about the photos and sharing their stories.
Who’s going to write your obituary? Don’t let this permanent record of your life be left to chance and your grieving family. Now—while you’re healthy and enjoying life—take the time to set down a mini-memoir of your life, one that honors who your are, what you’ve done, and the things that are important to you.
Everyone has a story to tell—have you told your yet? Join Deb for inspiration, instruction, writing, sharing and feedback. You’ll be surprised how easy and rewarding it can be to write your personal or family history, one story at a time. Class size is limited to 18, so register today by calling 616-632-2430.
April 4, 11, 18, 25 (four weeks), 2017 — 9:30-11:30 A.M.
Aquinas College OLLI Program, 1607 Robinson Rd S.E., Grand Rapids, MI 49506
How can I arrange for Deb to teach a memoir-writing class to my group?
Call Deb at (616) 490-2652 to discuss specific classes she could teach to your group. Topic emphasis, length of class times and number of weeks can all be customized.