Events and Classes

Upcoming Events:

Making History Memoir-Writing Workshops

These workshops teach participants a comprehensive, easy-to-use, and fun method of exploring the times of their lives against a backdrop of historical events. I lead them on a wild gallop through 20 to 50 years, from 1950 to 2000, exploring how they made a difference, what they contributed, what they witnessed, and how they can share their stories with others. They learn how to access buried memories through interactive techniques, sharing exercises, and non-critical discussion. They hear great stories from others and recount their own.

Based on my book Making History: how to remember, record, interpret and share the events of your life, the workshops can be customized to cover fifty years or twenty. I’ve been teaching these workshops for twenty years, at historical societies, genealogical societies, community colleges, senior centers, and others. For more detailed information and comments from past participants, click here.

If you are interested in attending or hosting a workshop, please contact me.

Next scheduled class: 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM, 4 Saturdays, March 3, 10, 17, 24, 2018 at Issaquah Historical Society, Issaquah WA. More information here.

Sign up for this class here.


“How vain it is to sit down to write when you have not stood up to live.”
– Henry David Thoreau