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From Memories to Memoirs

Our life journeys are made up of many threads woven together to form a rich tapestry. Young or old, experienced or not, we are all weavers and storytellers. Through this course you will be encouraged to develop your own ability to craft narratives and legacies for your children and your children’s children—a legacy of memories captured. Or you may simply wish to shape for yourselves a reflection of your own past. Through recording stories, we can create a rich heritage of history and tradition. Writing our stories gives us perspective and can be deeply satisfying and often healing. When we allow our own narratives to take us where we need to go, surprising insights come. The purpose of this course is to explore, through writing, that which has formed you and your own particular life journey. Through exercises, tips, memory triggers, and examples, you will be encouraged to create your own unique chronicle to treasure and pass down to the generations that follow.

Instructor Bio:

Faith Andrews Bedford is an art historian, curator, and essayist. Many of her essays are featured in such magazines as Victoria and Reader’s Digest and have been anthologized in the Chicken Soup for the Soul books, among others. Her two books of essays, Barefoot Summers and Little Girls in Matching Dresses, are anthologies of her “Kids in the Country” column from Country Living magazine. An expert on Frank W. Benson, Faith is the author of three books on the artist as well as numerous articles. 

Required Reading:

A notebook and writing materials

Recommended Reading:

Bedford, Faith Andrews. Barefoot Summers: Reflections on Home, Family, and Simple Pleasures, 2005.

Course Number Instructor Dates Day Time Location Available
A14 Faith Andrews Bedford Sep 13, 20, 27, Oct 4 We 10:00-11:30 a.m. Meadows Presbyterian Church WL

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