Writing Your Family History
September 26 - November 14, 2023
8 Tuesdays, 10:30AM -12:30PM
Corte Madera Store - $395
Writing about your family history is complex. Where do you begin? Do you need primary sources to write about your ancestors? When do you stop the research and start the writing? In this class you will learn how to think of your ancestors, living relatives or even yourself as characters in a fascinating narrative; one that will capture the essence of your family. We all have a story – even those who’ve been gone for decades or centuries.
This course will help you identify who you wish to write about, determine the shape of your story, create an outline, and examine the historical context of your ancestors’ lives. Each week we’ll build on these concepts, actively writing and receiving feedback from the instructor and members of the class. No previous writing experience necessary.
Laurel Hilton is an award-winning author and writing coach. Her work has been featured on NPR, Litquake, Listen to Your Mother, and the HerStories Project, among others. She enjoys working with emerging writers of all ages, sharing her passion for helping others explore their interest in the craft of writing.