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Memoir Writing Series
February 1 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
An event every week that begins at 12:00pm on Thursday, repeating until March 8, 2018
Always Wanted to Write Your Memoir?
Henderson Libraries to present series to help you get started
Henderson, NV – Beginning February 1, 2018, Henderson Libraries will offer a six-week Memoir Writing Series to help you start documenting your life’s journey. Taught by local author and oral historian Barbara Tabach, this free series of workshops at Paseo Verde Library will teach you how to collect, organize, and engage with your materials in order to capture the story of your life. At the series’ conclusion, you’ll be able to put together your own unique history to share with your family and friends.
Tabach, who is the project manager of the Oral History Research Center at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, is an expert on techniques and methods for preserving personal and family histories. She has published two books on the topic, In Your Own Words and LifeCatching: The Art of Saving and Sharing Memories, co-authored with Polly Clark.
“Through the exploration of a variety of prompts and methods, attendees will learn how to share their life experiences and histories, whether in written or spoken traditions,” says Tabach. “Because not everyone is interested in ‘putting pen to paper’, this series will offer options that may be more convenient to act on; for example, oral history and the spoken word.”
Tabach believes that “memories are intrinsically valuable—so discover the way that suits you to share those with your family and friends.”
“Learning about the lives of others helps us all connect and relate to the universal human experience,” says Paseo Verde Library Adult Services Department Head Kate Peraza. “Furthermore, reflective writing is an effective method for processing information, emotions, and attaining a deeper understanding ourselves.”
If you’re ready to learn more and start this exciting project, visit http://henderson.libnet.info/website/event/395050 to register. Please note, participants may attend one or all of the sessions to gain inspiration and tips for writing or conducting audio recorded memoirs.
Established in 1944 as a single library in Downtown Henderson, Henderson Libraries operates four locations in Henderson, providing free access to materials, programs, and services to meet the diverse and varied needs of the community throughout Southern Nevada. For more information, please visit hendersonlibraries.com.