Legacy Writing I: The Memoir and the Autobiography
$89 – $99
Legacy Writing I: The Memoir and the Autobiography

Legacy Writing I: The Memoir and the Autobiography

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Sharp Noggin

4540 Page Street

Austin, TX 78723

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REGISTER FOR LEGACY WRITING I & GET $30 OFF LEGACY WRITING II! Use code 2CLASSES.

"We are a continuum. Just as we reach back to our ancestors for our fundamental values, so we, as guardians of that legacy, must reach ahead to our children and their children. And we do so with a sense of sacredness in that reaching." --Paul Tsongas

You are a human being with beautiful, genuine, and complex thoughts and feelings. You may have lived 19 years or 99 years, but you have lived--vibrantly. If you died today, what legacy would you leave behind? Material possessions? Property? A mountain of unpaid student debt? All of that pales in comparison to story, for in the final accounting, objects are as fleeting as life itself. You will not be remembered for the things you had, but for the actions you took, the wisdom you shared, and the love you gave away.

Writing your story today means that future generations won't have to wonder about who you were, or what life was like in 'the olden days.' It's hard to imagine it now, but very soon, 2017 will be but a moment in history. Its politics, its consumer habits, its technology, and its customs will be dissected by sociologists, studied by students, and marveled at by children who can't imagine a day when teleportation hadn't yet been invented. You can record the present moment, and in so doing, literally re-write history. [Not a white male? Then it's finally your turn! Though-- white males, we love you and would love to have you in class, too.]

This three-hour workshop will teach you to:

  • understand the difference between a memoir and an autobiography

  • appreciate contemporary examples of legacy writing

  • visually map your life's timeline

  • chart your life as a series of actions and obstacles

  • begin writing your life story

  • hold yourself accountable to writing

  • self-publish your story

Jess will provide OJ, snacks, and all the materials to map and begin writing your life story! If you put it off for 'someday,' it may not get done. So let's do it already! (And have fun!)

Still not convinced? Check out Cider Spoon's blog ARE YOU OBSESSED ENOUGH WITH YOUR OWN STORY?

STILL not convinced? Would a discount help? (Discounts on the honor system--please listen to your conscience and your heart.)

Seniors 65+ use coupon code SENIOR at checkout.

Full-time students use code STUDENT.

Are you a female solopreneur? Use code WOMEN2017.

Have you taken a Cider Spoon class in the past? Use code OLDHAND.

OR REGISTER FOR LEGACY WRITING I & GET $30 OFF LEGACY WRITING II! Use code 2CLASSES.

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What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Sharp Noggin is a classroom space inside a residential shop-home in the Mueller development. There is plenty of free street parking in the neighborhood, or take bus #37 or #350.

What's the refund policy?

All ticket sales are final; however, if you can't attend class for whatever reason, feel free to transfer the credit to a friend. Just email Jess at ciderspoon@gmail.com so she knows who to expect.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

Nope, we have a digital record of you :)

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