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Writing family stories

April 13, 2022, at 10am

Writer and teacher Brenda Hudson shared her story-project method when the Family History Interest Group met on April 13.

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Writing your family stories

Wed, Apr 13 2022, 10am

Event will be held via Zoom.

“Writing your family stories” will be our topic when UMRA’s Family History Interest Group meets via Zoom from 10 to 11 a.m. on Wednesday, April 13. An invitation with the link to join the meeting will be sent to all UMRA members a week before the meeting. 

Have you always wanted to capture your family stories but never gotten around to it, or known where to begin? Perhaps you started but are stuck or overwhelmed. Perhaps you have written a great deal but are looking for new aspects of family history to share. Maybe you want to pen your stories just for yourself, without any intention of sharing. If any of these scenarios rings true, this presentation is for you. 

Our guest presenter, Brenda Hudson, ’10 PhD, will guide us in her story-project method to capture your family’s history easily and quickly, one story at a time. Learn how to overcome doubt, writer's block, and/or being overwhelmed as Hudson shares practical and creative ways to finally write or expand the stories that shape your family’s past, present, and future. By the end of the session, you will have the encouragement and direction needed to start or continue writing your family stories.

Hudson teaches writing at Walden University, The Loft, and Voiced Life. Her book "Story by Story: 15 Projects to Write Your Family Legacy" is the foundation for the workshop she will be leading.

Come prepared for a short writing exercise! There will also be time for questions and answers.

—Lynn C. Anderson and Craig Swan, FHIG co-chairs 

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