Workshop Explores Family History Writing


The Fifty Five Plus Club in Geneseo will host “A Creative Guide to Writing Your Family’s Stories,” a presentation and discussion by Kim Stanley on March 21 at 6:30 the Fifty Five Plus Club, 714 S. Main, Geneseo. Members of the community are invited to attend the free program. Contact the Fifty Five Plus Club at 620 257-3941 for more information.

The program is made possible by Humanities Kansas. We all love discovering a fantastic tale of our family’s past—whether it be the distant relative who journeyed on the Mayflower, or the grandmother riveted airplanes at a World War II factory.

But how do we share these stories in engaging ways? This workshop provides the tools to
enrich genealogical research with story and memory so that readers will feel what it was like to be in that moment. Kim is a professor of English and chair of the Department of Modern Languages at McPherson College.

“I love helping people tell their stories,” says Stanley. “Writing is how we make sense of our
world, and how we pass it on to others.” “A Creative Guide to Writing Your Family’s Stories” is part of Humanities Kansas Speakers Bureau, featuring humanities-based presentations designed to share stories that inspire, spark conversations that inform, and generate insights that strengthen civic engagement.


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