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Bridging Generations

Come join Marjorie Turner Hollman for her "bridging generations” workshop on writing down personal and family stories.  It will be held on Tuesday, June 4, from 6:30-7:30 pm at the Bacon Free Library, S. Natick.  Arrive early. Space is limited. Those interested should bring a family member.  A five year old grandchild can bring a grandparent. A teen or an adult can bring a parent. A great grandparent can bring any relation he or she wants.

"In pairs, at the workshop," Marjorie says, “we practice interviewing back and forth. We learn to ask open-ended questions. We use active listening techniques. I can give you great story-starter questions.  Expect to surprise yourself with the stories that come to mind,” she warns playfully, “the stories you hear and the stories that bridge generations.” 

When the stories are written down and done at the end of the one hour workshop, Marjorie will give the pairs the information they need to self-publish inexpensively so they can be shared with other family members. “Adding these kind of personal stories to the photo album snapshots we usually collect in families brings MANY dimensions and connections,” she said.

“When your child asks ‘Why?’ wouldn’t you like to stop the endless cycle of explanations and learn what she is really thinking? When a family member responds to ‘How was your day?’ with just that one annoying word, ‘ Fine,’  don’t you wish he’d tell you the real story?  Come to the workshop. I can help.”

Marjorie Turner Hollman is a personal historian, professional storyteller, long-time freelance writer and skilled listener. She is the Coordinator for the Southern New England Chapter of the Association of Personal Historians (APH). Increasing generational connections gives her great joy. Come join her! Call Bacon Free Library for more information 508 653 6730

 

Date: Tuesday, June 4, 2013
Time: 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Location: Bacon Free Library
Registration: Registration has closed.

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