Please note this isn't a genealogy class, it is an exploration of social history and personal story. Bring some photos, letters and small keepsakes to spark discussion and ideas
Many authors have delved into their family history and used their families anecdotes and experiences to fuel their work whether it is a work of fiction or fact. We all have a history and we are all shaped by our families, even by those members we have never met. Are you eager to explore your family history but are not sure where to start? Get inspired and learn some practical tips to research and write your family story. After working through a case study, you’ll come away full of ideas for starting your own family history project.
We’ll review an in-depth case study of a family history project turned full manuscript. Ashley will tell you everything she wished she knew when she started out, including tips on both research and writing. We’ll finish with a writing exercise to get you started on your family journey.
Who will be teaching?
At age 15, Ashley Kalagian Blunt learned the haunting story of her great grandfather’s survival from the Armenian genocide. As an adult, she set out to track down his story. After four years, 150 interviews, a master’s thesis in cultural studies, and two months traveling solo in Armenia, Ashley’s manuscript, The Pomegranate’s Daughter, is now under review with publishers.
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