What is the Write Your Life Story Workshop?
Our lives are full of experiences, adventures and events that shaped who we are today. Unless we write about these events, they may be forgotten or never known by our families, children, and loved ones.
In Write Your Life Story, Two Pages at a Time, you explore carefully selected life themes. In this intensive workshop, we use Guided Autobiography, a semi-structured process developed by Dr. James Birren, founding dean of USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology, where you complete a modified life review.
This program is open to those who want to capture their life stories. No writing experience is required, written work will not be edited or critiqued, and there is no pressure to publish finished stories.
In this unique program, you write from the heart on themes carefully selected for your class. The goal of the class is to encourage, support and empower you to treasure and appreciate your life.
Led by a trained guided autobiography (GAB) instructor/guide, you spend a bit of time doing some stimulating exercises to spark creativity and self-learning.
Then you talk about a commonly experienced life theme such as turning points in your life, your family influences, your health, and your work. There are several questions designed to trigger your memory about your experience of this theme.
During the workshop, you’ll write a two-page story about how you experienced something connected to the selected themes.
Saturday, September 17, 2016
10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
A light lunch will be provided.
5852 Oak Meadow Dr.
Yorba Linda, CA 92886
Hostess: Lynette Smith
Who participates in this workshop?
This workshop is right for you if
- you know you have a story and it’s time to tell it
- you have put off writing your life story for a long time
- you want to write your story, but aren’t sure how to start
- you are at a transition in your life where you’re leaving behind the old
and unfamiliar and heading to something new and uncertain
- you seek the company of other like-minded people to share your story-writing experience
Your investment is $59.
Space is limited. Preregistration required.
Bring a positive attitude as well as 8-1/2″ x 11 ” paper and pen
or a tablet or laptop
Got questions? Call Flora at 714-401-2261.
Flora Morris Brown helps you capture your life stories. She delivers out-of-the-box insights and unique results. She is a Professor Emeritus from Fullerton College where she taught critical thinking for 20 years. She is the author of 12 books. Learn about them at on her author page at http://amazon.com/author/florabrown