Writing about Family History Workshop

On Tuesday, July 9 from 9:30 am - 12:00 pm join Christina Baker Kline, author of the NY Times bestseller Orphan Train for a unique opportunity to lean about the process of delving into family history through writing.

"The true alchemists do not change lead into gold; they change the world into words," the writer William Gass once said. This two and a half hour workshop is about changing your own world—stories you grew up with, family stories that link to larger historical moments, your personal experiences—into words on the page. Maybe you've kept a private journal and dream of shaping it into a memoir. Maybe you have an idea for a short story or a novel based on events in your past. Or maybe you want to write about your family history and don't yet know the form. Whether you're at the idea stage or further along, this workshop will arm you with inspiration, strategies, guidance, and prompts for writing as you begin the process of transforming your family stories into resonant, evocative prose.

This workshop is free, but space is limited and registration is required. Please contact Curator of Education, Raney Bench, to register: raney@abbemuseum.org or 207-288-3519.