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Preserving Family Stories

Are you looking for a creative way to connect with your family history? Through writing prompts and education of family story preservation, participants will explore their family’s stories to build connection during a time of isolation.

Key Program Information
Next Session Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2021
Schedule Feb. 3, 2021 – Feb. 24, 2021

This class meets online Wednesday evenings 6:30 - 8:00 pm for four weeks - February 3, 10, 17, and 24.

Delivery Format Online

Connect with your family through story

As we navigate living through a historic time, finding ways to connect with family members is essential. Exploring family stories and documenting them for future generations can help us feel connected when we can not physically be together. We all have stories to tell whether they seem insignificant or monumental. This program is for writers of all skill levels who are interested in documenting their own family stories. Learn how to identify memories, explore ways to tell stories, and practice writing through guided assignments. At the end of this program, you will have a draft of your own family story.

image of a person writing in a notebook

Who Should Attend

Anyone interested in connecting with their family story through writing.


Patti See’s work has appeared in Salon Magazine, Women’s Studies Quarterly, The Wisconsin Academy Review, The Southwest Review, HipMama, Inside HigherEd, as well as many other magazines and anthologies.  She is the co-editor  (with Bruce Taylor) of Higher Learning: Reading and Writing About College, 3rd edition and a poetry collection, Love’s Bluff. Her award-winning blog “Our Long Goodbye:  One Family’s Experiences with Alzheimer’s” has been read in over 100 countries.  She writes a monthly column for the Eau Claire Leader-Telegram, Sawdust Stories for which was awarded first place in the 2019 Wisconsin Newspaper Association's Annual Better Newspaper Contest, weekly division (for a piece on why she reveres her septic guy). She was a frequent contributor to Wisconsin Life on Wisconsin Public Radio. 

This Chippewa Falls native lives in Lake Hallie with her husband, the writer Bruce Taylor. 

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Standard Fee $119.00

Fee includes interactive online instruction and digital program materials.


Phone: 715-836-3636
Toll Free: 866-893-2423

103 Garfield Avenue
Vicki Lord Larson Hall 1108
Eau Claire, WI 54701

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