Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Lakefly Writers Conference: Writing Your Life Story

Johanna Garton
The Lakefly Writers Conference offers two workshops on writing memoirs, both on Friday, May 12.

Johanna Garton will present Writing from a Place of Vulnerability, where she will discuss how to write about the loved ones in your life without getting disowned, and other lessons she learned while writing her own memoir.

Garton, her husband and two adopted children moved to China for a year so the children could experience their birth country. Garton shared their adventuress on a blog and when she returned to the States, she kept “writing and writing and writing” until she had a book, Awakening East: Moving Our Adopted Children Back to China.

You don’t have to travel the globe to have a compelling life story. Kristine D. Adams will
Kristine D. Adams
 help you flush out your own pivotal personal experiences with  What’s Your Story? Whether you're the family historian, storyteller or black sheep, your story should be preserved – and Adams will help you tell it.

"Very interesting, such a good teacher. Sparked lots of ideas,” said Carolyn Quinn who attended a previous workshop of Adams.

These are only two of the inspiring workshops offered at the 2017 Lakefly Writers Conference, May 12-13, at the Oshkosh Convention Center. Registration is $65 ($45 if you register before March 31). Click here for the complete schedule of workshops.  

The Lakefly Writers Conference is sponsored by the Oshkosh Public Library and The Friends of the Oshkosh Public Library in partnership with the Oshkosh Area Writers Club.

If you would like to be a sponsor for this annual event, please contact Ruth Percey at the Oshkosh Public Library: Donations can be also made to the Oshkosh Foundation – Oshkosh Public Library Programing Fund.

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