Writing Family Stories | Newberry

Writing Family Stories

Saturday, June 21, 2014

10 am – 4 pm

Led by Carol LaChapelle

This workshop is offered for those interested in writing family stories—those real-life accounts of the important people, places, and events in our lives. These stories of loss and triumph, love and regret, and of lessons learned may be recorded as letters, diary entries, short remembrances, character sketches, even eulogies. We will discuss the merits of each of these forms and practice writing in them. Everyone will leave the workshop with a handful of good stories to share at family gatherings, as gifts or keepsakes, or possibly to publish.

Carol LaChapelle is a writer, teacher, and the author of Finding Your Voice, Telling Your Stories. Her essays have appeared in the New York Times and on www.nextavenue.org. For information about Carol, visit her blog forboomersandbeyonders.blogspot.com.

Materials List


  • No materials required.


  • LaChapelle, Carol. Finding Your Voice, Telling Your Stories: 167 Ways to Tell Your Life Stories. Marion Street Press, 2008. ISBN: 1933338326.

This class is part of the Newberry’s Adult Education Seminars Program.

Cost and Registration Information 

One session, $132.
Register Online.