Finding Your Voice, Telling Your Stories | Newberry

Finding Your Voice, Telling Your Stories

Led by Carol LaChapelle. One session, 10 am - 4 pm (1 hour lunch break).
Saturday, September 23, 2017
Saturday, September 23

10 am - 4 pm (1 hour lunch break)

This seminar is full. Call (312) 255-3700 to be on the waitlist.

Cost and Registration Information

Early Registration Price (by September 1): $130
Regular Price (after September 1): $143

This seminar is full. Please call (312) 255-3700 if you would like to be added to the wait list.

Seminar Description

Whether in private journals, family histories, or published memoirs, telling our personal stories is a transforming experience. When we write down the important events in our lives, we better understand the meaning they have for us. Rachel Naomi Remen says in Kitchen Table Wisdom that “facts bring us to knowledge, but stories lead to wisdom.” In this workshop, we’ll use a series of guided writing prompts to recall and record our significant life stories. We’ll also discuss the various uses for our stories once we have set them down in writing. One session.

Carol LaChapelle is a writer, teacher, and the author of Finding Your Voice, Telling Your Stories. She has taught writing and journal writing workshops in Chicago for 25 years, including at the Newberry Library.

Materials List


  • There are no required materials for this class.

First Reading:

  • There is no reading assignment for the first class.

This class is part of the Newberry’s Adult Education Seminars Program. Learn more about our registration procedures.