The Art – and the Joy – of the Obituary

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This class will meet via video conference for two 1.5-hour sessions (7-8:30 pm CDT) on September 18 and October 2.

“If I don’t write it down, who will know what I accomplished?” asked a participant in Sarah White’s first Obituary-writing workshop.

So many people pass through your life–but not one among them will know everything you’ve done, or felt, or valued. Every life story deserves a polished telling, but that seldom happens in the stressful time following a death. With a little planning, you can write a lively, accurate picture of your life suitable for publication when the time comes.

The first meeting (September 18) covers the revival of interest in obituaries in America, how to draft an obituary for yourself or a loved one, and other considerations related to your legacy at life’s close. In the second meeting (October 2), attendees will read first drafts of their own obituaries for discussion and feedback.

As a companion to this workshop, presenters Sarah White and Sue Hessel will present “Teach Obituary Writing for Fun and Profit” at the 2013 APH Conference.

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Sarah White, of First Person Productions, teaches "Art of the Obituary" as an onsite workshop. Sarah is currently serving as the President of the Association of Personal Historians (APH). Sue Hessel, of Lessons from Life, has written obituaries in her professional career as a journalist. Sue currently serves as the At-Large Director of the APH.

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