Description of Class
Who doesn’t have a box of old family photographs, a bundle of family letters, stacks of family documents that they always wanted to “do something with?” Based on the experience of writing her memoir Jumping Over Shadows, the story of German-Jewish love that overcame the burdens of the past, author Annette Gendler will lead a workshop presenting approaches to creating compelling stories from family history.
HOW IT WORKS
In this single-session course, participants will study how artifacts such as letters and official documents can be used to create a story, discuss different research methods, and look closely at how source material is transformed into a story. We will also practice writing scenes and examine literary devices and structure to help shape our stories. Participants are welcome to bring artifacts and projects in progress.Top