ICL: ENTERTAIN AND ENLIGHTEN YOUR READERS WITH YOUR LIFE STORIES - 4 Sessions
ENTERTAIN AND ENLIGHTEN YOUR READERS WITH YOUR LIFE STORIES by Glenda Beall, 4 Sessions, Monday, July 13 – August 3, 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm (Class Limit - 6)
How do we begin to write about our lives? Can we use dialogue, stories passed down from parents, and do we have to prove they are true? In today’s world where family members often live long distances from each other, it is difficult to share the interesting lives we have lived. There seems to be no time to sit on the porch and talk about the past. But we can still share our life experiences with our children, grandchildren, and future generations by writing them now. In this class we will learn how to make our stories entertaining as well as enlightening. We will also learn by receiving feedback from our classmates.
Glenda Council Beall compiled a family history, Profiles and Pedigrees, The Descendants of Thomas Charles Council (1858 - 1911) published by Genealogy Publishing Company. Recently she co-authored Paws, Claws, Hooves, Feathers and Fins with Estelle Rice. Glenda is author of Now Might as Well be Then, poetry published by Finishing Line Press. Her poems, essays and short stories have appeared in numerous literary journals and magazines. She has taught memoir writing at John C. Campbell Folk School and teaches in the Community Enrichment Program at Tri-County Community college. She serves as Program Coordinator for the North Carolina Writers’ Network West and is owner/director of Writers Circle Around the Table.