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Upcoming Workshops

Summer 2019

“First Monday, First Person” 

Join us on the first Monday of every month except for Monday holidays at the  Goodman South Madison Library, 2222 S Park St, Madison, WI. We meet from 6 to 7:45 pm.

Next salons: June 3, July 1, August 5… 

Enjoy light refreshments and share and critique writing in the first person with like-minded people, first Monday of most months. Sign up on arrival to read on a first-come, first-served basis, and receive group feedback. Listeners welcome as well as readers. Free.

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Madison workshops

Guided Autobiography with Sarah White

Plans are firming up to offer my 10-week Guided Autobiography workshop at a downtown location this summer. If you think you might like to participate, let me know–call 608-347-7329 or email me at sarah.white@firstpersonprod.com.

James Birren’s Guided Autobiography approach helps individuals find structure and meaning in their lives, and convey it in a written life story. We use themes and priming questions t evoke memories of events once known but filed away and seemingly forgotten. Writing and sharing life stories with others is an ideal way to find new meaning in life as the uncertainties of the past, and the contradictions, paradoxes, and events of life are put into perspective. Participants typically achieve greater resilience, direction, and appreciation of their lives. The focus is life review, but we do touch on writing technique as well.

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Remember to Write! workshop starts June 12 in South Madison

Turning memories into memoir essays presents a spectacular opportunity to explore the writing craft while you discover new perspectives on your life. Each week in this 6-week workshop we’ll discuss different aspects of writing short memoir essays, then read and share our stories. You’ll produce up to five short essays (3-5 pages) that reflect your adventures, observations, and unique writing talents.

• When: six Wednesday evenings, 6:00-7:45, June 12 through July 17

• Where: South Madison Library, 2222 South Park Street

• Free

• To register, visit: this link.


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Invite a Workshop to a Library Near You?

Would you like to see one of my workshops or talks come to a library near you? Tell your librarian about me. 

Find out more: https://truestorieswelltold.com/about-sarah-whites-remember-to-write-workshops/

Want to know what participants have to say about the workshops?

The video was created to accompany a fundraising project on DaneArts’ Power2Give website in 2012. That project has now concluded.

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Let’s stay in touch.

If you would like to receive an email when my workshop schedule is updated, let me know at sarah.white@firstpersonprod.com. With your permission, I will add you to my list.

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To see my workshops for Personal Historians, see this page.

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