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Is Now the Time to Write Your Life Story?

Pattie

Is there ever time to write your life stories?  I never seemed to find it until I attended the Life Story class offered at the Boulder JCC.  Our teachers Pattie Logan and Jean Unger guide our writing journey. This six-week course has become a literary time machine to relive events I haven’t thought about for years.

Jean

At each class we read our 1000-1200 word essays aloud.  I love listening to my classmates read their essays and receive feedback in a “supportive, encouraging and empathetic” atmosphere.    Our initial class introduced the topic of branching points, “the events, experiences, or insights that shaped your life and its directions.”  Pattie and Jean choose the topics as a framework to pick our own experiences to share.   I became aware of the values and personality traits behind my everyday decisions.  Not only have I gained personal knowledge, but I also have created essays to share with my children and grandchildren.

I hope my family will want to read my life stories.  Pattie and Jean have taught us writing strategies to engage our readers.   You will find examples of these strategies in the books you are reading today.  I highly recommend this course.

Life Story Writing Group – Level 1

With Pattie Logan and Jean Unger

6 Tuesdays | February 20 – March 27 | 1:30 – 3:30 pm | $180 for full session

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About Lenore Kingston

I am the Jewish Cultural School Director at Beth Ami CCHJ. Beth Ami is a welcoming community where we connect to Jewish past, celebrate Jewish present, and link to Jewish future through a humanistic philosophy. www.bethami.com

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