Family, Memory, Place: Writing Family Stories (1)
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Family, Memory, Place: Writing Family Stories
With Maura MacNeil, Writer and Editor
What family stories do you carry with you? What story do you tell over and over? What landscape do you cherish the most? One of the deepest human instincts is to tell our life stories, to figure out who we are and what it means to be human. This interactive workshop led by Maura MacNeil explores how the landscapes of our lives shape the stories that we tell. Participants explore the themes of family, memory, and place through sample narratives and a series of short writing exercises, gaining a deeper awareness of how their stories can preserve personal, generational, and communal history.
Maura MacNeil, writer and editor, is the author of the poetry collection A History of Water. Her writing has been published in numerous journals and anthologized in The Breath of Parted Lips: Voices from the Frost Place, Volume II and Shadow and Light: A Literary Anthology on Memory. Committed to community-based creative collaboration, MacNeil facilitates the Professional Writing Series hosted through the New England College Danforth Library. Professor of Writing at New England College, MacNeil has long taught students to tell their stories and look forward to working with public audiences.