Schwen to present oral history writing tips March 22
Interviewing someone for a family history, biography, memoir, article, or other purpose needn’t be scary or intimidating. There are various tools and ideas to help make the process easy and even fun.
Join Lake Country Journal Magazine Editor Jodi Schwen as she presents “Spotlight on Writing: Everyone Has a Story II - Helping Others Tell Theirs,” at 3:30 p.m. March 22 in Room E203 on the Brainerd campus of Central Lakes College.
The course is part of a writing series offered by The Center for Lifelong Learning at Central Lakes College, and will expand on Barbara Walters’ classic “How to Talk with Practically Anybody about Practically Anything,” as well as other materials, including information on how to compile an oral history. Participants will also learn how to create a family history with photos in a simple Word document. Bring a notebook and pen and be prepared to learn and practice the techniques right in class, or as participants are comfortable.
Cost to attend this event is $5 for non-members or free for those with a Center for Lifelong Learning membership. Pre-registration is recommended and can be made by calling Bev at 855-8118. For information on The Center for Lifelong Learning, visit www.clcmn.edu/lifelonglearning.