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Write a Legacy Book for Your Grandchildren
September 12 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
The Storyteller’s Cottage, 750 Hopmeadow St
Simsbury, CT 06070 United States
Do you have a head full of family stories that you’d love to document for the younger generation? Or perhaps you’ve started a file of notes, or a box of keepsakes that you’re not sure how to organize and share? It’s time to get this project catalogued and completed! Spend 3 productive Thursday afternoons with instructor Lynn Katz and get that family Legacy Book project organized and ready to publish into a hard-bound book for all your favorite people. Lynn will help you identify the important family stories, traditions, and experiences that you must include, brainstorm questions for older members of the family to fill in the gaps, and refine all of your raw data into an organized structure. She’ll help you outline your research, schedule writing and completion deadlines, and give you the accountability you need (through homework assignments) to get this project off the back burner and ready to print. You’ll share your stories with classmates and discuss how to handle sad or sensitive topics (we all have them in our family history), and cheer each other on to the finish line. By the end of the class you’ll have a document that’s ready to upload to your choice of online printing companies (like Blurb) (printing cost not included in the class tuition). You’ll want to bring a laptop or notebook, and several family photographs to begin (just samples, not everything you have.
MEETS: Sept 12, 19, 26 (1:00 – 3:00 pm)
** SPECIAL ** Bring a friend and you’ll both receive 10% off tuition