Posted March 15, 2017
Workshop: Shaping Family History into Compelling Stories
Do you have a box of old family photographs, a bundle of family letters, or stacks of family documents that you want to “do something with?” Based on the experience of writing her memoir, the story of German-Jewish love that overcame the burdens of the past, author Annette Gendler will lead a two-session workshop presenting approaches to creating compelling stories from family history. Participants are encouraged to read Jumping Over Shadows before the workshop. Annette's book officially publishes on April 4, but is now available at Hemingway's birthplace home. It is also available as a pre-order on Amazon and the Book Cellar. Annette encourages you to bring artifacts and projects in progress.
When: April 27 and May 4 (Two-Session Workshop) from 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Where: The Ernest Hemingway Birthplace Home, 339 N. Oak Park Ave., Oak Park, Ill.
Fee: $100 for both sessions
About the instructor: Annette Gendler served as the 2014-2015 writer-in-residence at the Hemingway Birthplace Home. She is the author of the memoir, Jumping Over Shadows, and her writing and photography have appeared in the Wall Street Journal, Tablet Magazine, Bella Grace, Artful Blogging, among others. She has been teaching memoir writing at StoryStudio Chicago since 2006. For more information visit www.annettegendler.com