WRHS, along with the Consulate of Italy in Detroit, the Northern Ohio Italian American Foundation and The Laura and Alvin Siegal Center for Lifelong Learning at Case Western Reserve University present "Writing About Family".
Family, however broadly we define "family," however far back in time we choose to go, shapes, supports, challenges, and transforms us.
This workshop is open to anyone interested in exploring new ways of thinking and writing about family and family history. In a fun, supportive environment, with writing prompts and exercises, we'll revisit family scenes from new perspectives, generate abundant material for further exploration, and walk with those of generations past.
Bring something to write with and on, a few family pictures, and the willingness to amaze yourself.
About the instructor
Pamela Schoenewaldt, has taught writing for 15 years in a wide variety of environments: colleges, professional, teacher training, youth, and ESL programs. She is a historical novelist with HarperCollins; her works focus on the immigrant experience of late 19th and early 20th C America.
Pamela's debut novel, When We Were Strangers (HarperCollins, 2011) was a Barnes & Noble Great Discovery, and a USA Today Bestseller. Her second, Swimming in the Moon (HarperCollins, 2013) was a runner up for the Langum Prize in American Historical Fiction and hailed by the Pittsburgh Examiner as "a glorious, unforgettable novel, A+". The first chapters of both are on her website: www.PamelaSchoenewaldt.com.
Insight from a Past Workshop Participant
"Pamela Schoenewaldt’s presentation was engaging, clear, and informative. It was also an opportunity to partner with other participants, making this experience even more enriching. The knowledge I gained will be very valuable as I begin character development on a genealogy journey of my family, taking me back as far as the 10th century. I am grateful to Pamela for sharing her vast knowledge and experience with us!" - Jeannine Fort D’Auriol