Upcoming Workshops Late Spring 2012

“Remember to Write” starts 4/19 in South Madison

In this workshop we’ll spend six evenings discussing how to structure your stories, how to organize your project, and how to deal ethically with writing about living people. Participants read their work, and share feedback with each other in a supportive environment.

This workshop meets for 6 Thursday evenings, April 19-May 24, 5:50-7:50pm at the Goodman South Madison Branch Library, 2222 South Park St. Free. To register, call the library at 266-6395 or click here.

“Put a Little Life in Your Obituary”

How will you be remembered? Every life story deserves a polished telling, but that seldom happens in the stressful time following a death. With a little help, you can write a lively, accurate picture of your life suitable for publication when the time comes. Make the task enjoyable by working on it in a group. In these workshops we’ll explore the revival of interest in obituaries in America, then draft obituaries for ourselves or loved ones, minus only the final details of life’s end.

Madison area:

Wednesday, 4/11 and 4/18, Oregon Senior Center. Meets for 2 Wednesday afternoons, 2:30-4:00, Oregon Senior Center, 219 Park Street, Oregon, Wisconsin. $30.

Wednesday, April 25, UW Mini Course. Campus  4314 Social Science Building, 6-9pm. $24.50. To enroll, click here.


Mondays, 6/4, 6/11, and 6/18, Story Circle Network. Meets for 3 weeks online.  For more information, click here.

“Write Your Cookbook-Memoir”


Memories made around the table are some of our finest. Whether you want to share your own recipes and stories or pass on your family’s food traditions, this class will help you get started. I’ll share readings from food authors, suggest themes, and familiarize you with the steps required and the resources available to help you complete a one-of-a-kind record of your place at life’s table. If you enjoy this “taste” of writing a cookbook-memoir, you’ll want to consider joining my 5-week workshop beginning in September 2012.

Monday 5/7, 6:00pm – 8:00pm, Willy St. Coop East. Registration opens March 20, 2012.

This session is free for Owners and $5 for all others. Payment is required at registeration; please register by stopping at the Willy East Customer Service desk or by calling 251-6776.


About first person productions

My blog "True Stories Well Told" is a place for people who read and write about real life. I’ve been leading life writing groups since 2004. I teach, coach memoir writers 1:1, and help people publish and share their life stories.
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