Everyone Has a Story: Why everyday life stories are worth capturing and how to do it
6 Feb 2021 – 1:30 PM CST
Do you want to capture your own life story or that of a loved one? Take a trip down memory lane or get inspired to interview your family members. You’ll leave inspired to tackle this important life work. Whether you’re a writer, a storyteller, or a curious child or grandchild of someone with a lot of history, this workshop is for you! We’ll address questions such as…
- What makes a good story?
- How do I get started?
- How should I organize them?
- What tools do I need?
After studying creative writing (with a thesis on family storytelling) and spending hours in a photography darkroom, Nora worked in the publishing and IT fields. In 2015, she preserved the story of her own father, a pivotal moment that launched her business and brought her back to doing what she loves: celebrating everyday life stories. Since 2015, Memoir for Me has captured over 200 life stories and has been featured in the Chicago Tribune, the WGN Morning Show, and Windy City Live.
Registration is required via the Chicago Genealogical Society website under Events. Registration will close 1 hour prior to the event. The webinar will take place virtually via ZOOM. All people registered will receive an email the morning of the event with log-in instructions and a link. This information is not to be shared.