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Event Series Event Series: Guided Autobiography – Level 1

Guided Autobiography – Level 1

October 12, 2023 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Guided Autobiography – Level 1

Julie Feibush, Certified Instructor, Birren Center for Autobiographical Studies

Thursdays, October 12 – November 16, 2023 from 2 pm – 4 pm via Zoom (Six Sessions)
Participation Fee: $15
Must be a library card holder You can register for a library card here


Workshop Description
Begin writing your life story two pages at a time, using in-class activities and weekly themes to stimulate memories and structure your writing. No previous writing experience is necessary.

This course creates a comfortable environment for students of all levels. Beginners appreciate the simple tips designed to stimulate their writing. More experienced writers welcome the regular assignments that keep them moving forward. Participants share their weekly two-page vignettes in small groups and provide mutual support and encouragement.

Who Should Attend this Class?
Anyone who wants to leave a written legacy, start a memoir, gain perspective on a life transition, or is otherwise interested in exploring their life through the medium of story. You must be a library card holder. Please register here for a library card.

Class Requirements
A computer, smart tablet, or smartphone with Internet and a microphone. Participants must be able to write two pages each week on a life theme and read it aloud.

What is Guided Autobiography?
Guided Autobiography was developed 40+ years ago by James Birren Ph.D., founding dean of the USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology. A pioneer in gerontology research, his work is carried on through the Birren Center for Autobiographical Studies, which trains instructors worldwide.

About the Instructor
Julie Feibush’s career has spanned professional writing, research, and editing in many forms. As a certified Guided Autobiography instructor, Julie turns her lifelong interest in the craft of writing towards helping others cultivate their own writing practice through guided autobiography. She has offered classes through Pennington Library since 2020.


October 12, 2023
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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