Moment by Moment: Family History Writing Workshop

Saturday, Nov 7th,  1:00 - 2:30pm

Family history tells us who we are and where we come from. But genealogical records sometimes lack the personal details that communicate just how interesting families can be. In this workshop, participants are encouraged to take their research and turn it into story form. Capture family lore that has been passed down for generations, describe that uncle who showed up at Thanksgiving, or recount grandma's cooking. Travel to the places your family lived and write about what they saw. The workshop includes writing exercises to create characters and identify compelling topics. Adding stories to genealogy can make family history more vivid and more likely to be read by future generations. 

Kim Stanley, PhD (McPherson, KS) Kim Stanley is Chair of the Department of Modern Languages at McPherson College. She has been a discussion leader for Humanities Kansas since 1992. She likes to help people use stories to explore their lives, and to see writers surprise themselves with the value of their own experiences. 

(This workshop will be presented through an interactive Zoom meeting. It is included as part of the Heartland Family History Conference registration package - all conference registrants will be provided with information on how to participate.)


Funding for this program is provided by Humanities Kansas, a nonprofit cultural organization connecting communities with history, traditions, and ideas to strengthen civic life.