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What I Remember: A Family History Writing Workshop (In Person)

Join award-winning author, educator, and documentary storyteller Rachael Cerrotti for a 3-part writing workshop all about family history and memoir. The classes will be a combination of inspiration, conversation, and writing, with a goal of participants leaving each session feeling like they have made progress in mining and recording their memories. Photographs and other forms of visual storytelling will play a special role in guiding some of our prompts.

Through group conversation, we will discuss what to do with competing family stories, the question of whose perspective to write from, and how to confront big topics like grief, immigration and love. We will also consider the responsibility of writing words that will be read by future generations.You do not need to have any writing experience to join this workshop; this program will be geared toward adults, but younger learners comfortable with that level are welcome. Dinner provided!

For more about Rachael and her work, visit www.rachaelcerrotti.com/about

This course follows a sequential structure, but anyone is welcome to join at any point, or to drop in to any class. If you have questions regarding participation, please contact the program leader.

Registration: This event will be held in person. Please click the purple button above to join us.

Fee: Members: $75 | Non-members: $150

This event is part of Summer Institute; please click here to view other adult learning opportunities this summer. We are deeply grateful to the family of Burton D. “Bud” Rose, M.D., who has underwritten the Summer Institute in loving memory of Bud, who was a lifelong teacher and student.