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The Porch: Time to Tell - Writing Your Family History Workshop

Your family is rich in story, and you may have a few heirlooms, a mind full of memorable tales, or many boxes of keepsake letters, journals and clippings. Learn organizing and gathering techniques for writing your family history with the goal of preserving your story in print for friends or for generations to come. This workshop benefits those considering a project and those who may have reached an impasse. Family history can be overwhelming! Find your joy in creating stories with sample writing exercises. You will leave excited and with a plan to complete your project, whether book or blog. Bring one heirloom object or photograph for inspiration and sharing.

  • Instructor: Deborah Wilibrink
  • Length of workshop: 1.5 hours
  • Date: Saturday, February 11
  • Time: 2 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
  • Cost: $30 non-members; $27 members

About the Instructor:
Deborah Wilbrink, BJ, is a Nationally Certified Teacher of English and a columnist for Mature Lifestyles of Tennessee magazine. She authored two books released in 2016-- Time to Tell: Your Personal & Family History and Fire of Commitment: History of the First Unitarian Universalist Church of Nashville. An award-winning, published journalist, her passion is true story. She ghostwrites, edits and designs family history and memoir books, having assisted with over 25 books since opening her company, Perfect Memoirs, in 2011. Deborah is Secretary of the Association of Personal Historians.

Earlier Event: February 4
The Porch: Love Poetry
Later Event: February 16
Pathway: Mentor Mixer