Our Lifelong Learning classes offer continuing education courses on a variety of topics taught by experts in their fields provided to the public at no charge. Randy Evans will guide us through the steps of writing a personal or family memoir on Thursdays, August 2, 9, and 16 from 11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. in the library classroom. Topics that will be covered over the three-week course include: the use of memory, fiction vs. truth, types of personal storytelling, sources of life stories, life influences, reasons not to write about the past, liberties that can be used, where to begin the story, developing a writing voice, use of detail, honesty, heart, and humor, and the importance of reading, writing, and revising. Please register.
Randy Evans is an Ohio University English literature major, earned an MBA from Columbia University, and holds a Ph.D. in psychology from Saybrook University. He has authored a personal memoir examining love, life and cancer; an anthology filled with Northern Michigan poetry, short stories and excerpts from larger works; and has fiction and poetry published in several area literary reviews.