NOTE: You do not need to take Legacy Writing I in order to take Legacy Writing II. However, if you REGISTER FOR LEGACY WRITING I, YOU GET $30 OFF LEGACY WRITING II! Use code 2CLASSES.
"A friend of mine said something powerful at his grandfather's funeral. He said that the greatest lesson from his grandfather's life was that he died empty, because he accomplished everything he wanted, with no regrets. I think that, along with leaving a legacy, would be the greatest sign of success." --Marvin Sapp
Who do you know that's lived a truly unbelievable or admirable life? All of us have veterans we are grateful for, mentors we've looked up to, elders whose advice we've appreciated, or best friends who inspire us on the daily. If you had to pick someone to interview and write about, who would you pick?
Maybe this person--your idol--is too old (or has advanced dementia, or has already passed away) to write his/her life story. Maybe they're uncomfortable with the thought of being in the spotlight. Maybe they're a child yet, and you want to capture their funniest phrases and most vivid dreams. What research avenues can you explore, and how do you know which questions to ask when preserving someone else's legacy?
This three-hour workshop will teach you to:
understand the difference between a life review and creative nonfiction
appreciate contemporary examples of legacy writing
brainstorm and categorize interview questions
incorporate 'facts, quotes, and anecdotes'
recognize and utilize the different types of recording and transcription equipment available
begin writing a loved one's life story
hold yourself accountable to writing
self-publish his/her story
This workshop also includes a free copy of Jess's book POSTMARKS ON OUR FOREHEADS: HOSPICE CARE PATIENTS, MEMORY CARE PATIENTS, AND THE PEOPLE WHO LOVE THEM.
Jess will provide OJ and snacks. Let's do it already! (And have fun!)
Still not convinced? Check out Cider Spoon's blog MEMORIALIZING A LOVED ONE.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 :)