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Making Their Stories Your Own: Shaping the Raw Material of Family History

Whether you've inherited boxes of letters, photos, artifacts, and documents, or only a few stories passed down to you, this multi-genre workshop will help you begin to shape the raw material of family history into an engaging and artful text. Drawing on her experience in writing essays, poems, and, most recently, The Tribal Knot: A Memoir of Family, Community, and a Century of Change, Rebecca McClanahan discusses the challenges and rewards of family history writing and offers suggestions for the journey. Specific topics include selecting and arranging significant details, fleshing out characters, providing historical or cultural context, employing speculation and reflection, choosing the best structure, and discovering themes and patterns of meaning. **You will receive a copy of Rebecca's book The Tribal Knot: A Memoir of Family, Community, and a Century of Change with your registration.  

Sorry, we are no longer accepting registrations for this course. Please contact our office to find out if it will be rescheduled, or if alternative classes are available.

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13SPESTORIES04/25/201304/25/2013Th from 9:00 AM to 12 N, 1 Session59.00
On-line registration is not available at this time. Please contact our office for more information.
 Support Person: Pennie Cooke  Phone: 704-337-2251  Email: cookep@queens.edu



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