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Spring-Summer 2018

“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 salon:  May 7th 

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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This spring’s workshops have now concluded. “Start Writing Your Memoir” at the Goodman South Madison branch library and “Flash Memoir Write-In” at Pinney Library were both great successes. Thank you, participants and sponsoring libraries! Thanks to honoraria I receive from the Dane County Library System, we are able to offer these workshops free to all attendees. Please thank your librarians for all the good they bring to our community.

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Invite a Workshop to a Library Near You?

Would you like to see my workshops “Start Writing Your Memoir” or “Start Writing Your Family History” presented at a library near you? Tell your librarian about me. I am lining up my Summer 2018 schedule now.

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Guided Autobiography with Sarah White

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.

I’m considering offering my Guided Autobiography workshop, based on James Birren’s methodology, later this spring/summer. If you think you might like to participate, let me know–call 608-347-7329 or email me at sarah.white@firstpersonprod.com.

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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