August 10: A Creative Guide To Writing Your Family’s Stories (in-person program)

A family--including men, women, and teenaged children--sit and stand around, eating watermelon.

A Creative Guide To Writing Your Family’s Stories

presented by Kim Stanley

Saturday, August 10, 2024, 10 a.m.

FCHS Archives & Research Center, 2011 E Logan St, Ottawa, KS

A middle-aged woman with short brown hair and glasses smiles. She stands in front of bookshelves covered in photos and books.
Kim Stanley

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 Stanley is a professor of English and chair of the Department of Modern Languages at McPherson College.

“A Creative Guide to Writing Your Family’s Stories” is part of Humanities Kansas’s Speakers Bureau, featuring humanities-based presentations designed to share stories that inspire, spark conversations that inform, and generate insights that strengthen civic engagement.

This program is free and open to the public. For more information, e-mail or call (785) 242-1232.

Humanities Kansas is an independent nonprofit leading a movement of ideas to empower the people of Kansas to strengthen their communities and our democracy. Since 1972, our pioneering programming, grants, and partnerships have documented and shared stories to spark conversations and generate insights. Together with our partners and supporters, we inspire all Kansans to draw on history, literature, ethics, and culture to enrich their lives and serve the communities and state we all proudly call home.

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