Heirlooms: Creative Life Story Writing Workshop – Dr. Molly Barari


Missoula Public Library
301 E Main St, Missoula, MT 59802




Oct 24 2023


5:30 pm - 7:30 pm


Combined: in-person and/or online

Heirlooms: Creative Life Story Writing Workshop – Dr. Molly Barari

In this workshop, the focus is not on writing your entire memoir or life story. Instead, you’ll learn to write shorter, more-focused stories from your life.
This workshop uses prompts to help you identify important milestones, events and themes in your life. You will also learn to incorporate your five senses into your writing. Since we don’t experience the world in one dimension, your writing should also be multi-dimensional. Incorporating things you saw, tasted, heard, smelled or touched in your writing will make your stories even richer.
Come prepared to do some writing in the workshop, as we will devote time in class for story development. If you feel comfortable, you will also have the opportunity to share stories with others. Bring a pen and paper or have access to word processing software during the class session.
Presented by Dr. Molly Barari, who holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Wilkes University in Wilkes-Barre, PA, and an EdD in Adult Education from University of South Dakota. She feels honored to have helped hundreds of South Dakotans begin writing their life stories through her “Heirlooms: Creative Life Writing” workshops, both as a South Dakota Humanities Council Speakers Bureau scholar and through other community-based workshops. When she’s not writing or teaching, she loves exploring the Black Hills and watching classic horror films.

For more information:  Desiree Funston, (406) 721-2665, desireef@missoulapubliclibrary.org

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