Writing your life to leave a legacy

On Wednesday, February 2, 2011, Patricia Charpintier , memoirist, speaker, and writing coach will show you how to get started writing your personal and/or family history. Learn how to leave a legacy for generations to come. The meeting starts at 6:30 PM at the University Club of Winter Park and is free and open to the public. Contact Rik Feeney at usabookcoach@gmail.com for more information.

Top 3 things participants will learn:

1. Introduction to some of the many methods of writing personal and family histories.
2. The importance of writing your life story.
3. How to get started writing your personal and/or family history.

Patricia Charpentier’s Biography:

• Owner of Writing Your Life, http://www.writingyourlife.org, which offers classes, workshops, ghostwriting, editing, coaching, book formatting
• M.A. Creative Writing UCF, B.A. Journalism at Louisiana State University
• Teaching personal and family history writing for more than ten years
• Ghostwritten, co-authored and/or edited more than thirteen personal and ancestral histories
• Featured lecturer and/or workshop presenter at genealogical conferences across the state
• Artist in Residence at Wild Acres Retreat in Little Switzerland, North Carolina – one of 25 selected from 250 applications
• Eating an Elephant: Writing Your Life Story One Bite at a Time, a companion and aid to writing your personal or family history, currently in production
• Focus on Writing series of booklets that focus on various aspects of writing your personal or family history – Get Started, Bringing Your Ancestors to Life and Best Prompts of 2010 currently available
• Published in a variety of newspapers and magazines, included the Orlando Sentinel, Orlando Woman and the Florida Writer
I hope to see you all Wednesday, February 2, 2011, for the “Writing your life to leave a legacy” talk.


January 27, 2011. Announcements.

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