Legacy Writing II: The Life Review and Creative Nonfiction
Arts & DIY
Who do you know that's lived a truly unbelievable or admirable life? All of us have veterans we are grateful for, mentors we've looked up to, elders whose advice we've appreciated, or best friends who inspire us on the daily. If you had to pick someone to interview and write about, who would you pick?
Maybe this person--your idol--is too old (or has advanced dementia, or has already passed away) to write his/her life story. Maybe they're uncomfortable with the thought of being in the spotlight. Maybe they're a child yet, and you want to capture their funniest phrases and most vivid dreams. What research avenues can you explore, and how do you know which questions to ask when preserving someone else's legacy?
This three-hour workshop will teach you to:
This workshop also includes a free copy of Jess's book POSTMARKS ON OUR FOREHEADS: HOSPICE CARE PATIENTS, MEMORY CARE PATIENTS, AND THE PEOPLE WHO LOVE THEM.
Jess will provide OJ and snacks. Let's do it already! (And have fun!)
Still not convinced? Check out Cider Spoon's blog MEMORIALIZING A LOVED ONE.
What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?
Sharp Noggin is a classroom space inside a residential shop-home in the Mueller development. There is plenty of free street parking in the neighborhood, or take bus #37 or #350.
What's the refund policy?
All ticket sales are final; however, if you can't attend class for whatever reason, feel free to transfer the credit to a friend. Just email Jess at firstname.lastname@example.org so she knows who to expect.
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
Nope, we have a digital record of you :)
All ages welcomeCancellation Policy
Jess Hagemann is an award-winning author and accomplished biographer. She owns and operates a ghostwriting business in Austin called Cider Spoon Stories, through which she helps seniors, veterans, small business owners, and others write the books they've always wanted to.