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Writing Memoir: A 4-Week Workshop on How to Make Your Personal Stories Come Alive

May 1 @ 7:00 PM - May 22 @ 9:00 PM

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logo1_v2Autobiography tells the story of a life.
Memoir tells a story from that life.

Our personal stories are important. History is, after all, about people, how they lived and what mattered to them. Personal stories bring history to life. The Jewish Historical Society of Michigan is pleased to offer a 4-week workshop on writing Short Memoir. Facilitated by Joy Gaines-Friedler, the workshop will explore the genre of memoir, and, through writing exercises and practice, participants will discover how to know what to tell, and how to better tell their stories. This workshop explores not only the meaning of our own personal histories, but how those stories relate to others. Class size is limited, so please sign up promptly. This program supports JHSM’s mission to share, preserve and celebrate Michigan’s Jewish history.

Joy Gaines-Friedler is the author of two books of poetry, Dutiful Heart and Like Vapor. Her work is nationally published and is included in The Bloomsbury Anthology of Contemporary Jewish American Poetry with such world renown poets as past U.S. Poet Laureate Philip Levine. Joy does readings throughout the country and teaches Advanced Poetry and Creative Writing for non-profits throughout Michigan, and conducts workshops for PCAP (Prison Creative Arts Project). Visit Joy on her daily blog by going to

Register Here FINALLimited to 10 Participants – JHSM MEMBERS ONLY
Mondays: May 1, 8, 15, 22
7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
$55 per person
The Berman Center for Jewish Education
Congregation Shaarey Zedek


May 1 @ 7:00 PM
May 22 @ 9:00 PM
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Congregation Shaarey Zedek
27375 Bell Road
Southfield , MI 48034 Select a Country:
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