Life Story Writing Classes Start Saturday, January 16

If you’ve ever thought of leaving behind a recording of your life, whether for your family or because you’re considering a memoir, now is the time to get started! Shayne Larango and I will be leading a weekly workshop on Saturdays from 2-5 PM . Each workshop will consist of a brief meditation, discussion, writing prompts and time in which to complete your assignment. There is a suggested donation of $20 per class, but we don’t want to discourage anyone from attending if finances are tight. You’ll find the form to sign up below as well as a link to Paypal. Once you’ve registered you’ll be sent a link to the gathering on Google Meet. Hope to see you there!


Leader Bios

Shayne Larango holds a BA in Communications/English and an MA in Aesthetic Studies. She is a creative writer of fact and fiction, a storyteller, an educator and former classroom teacher. Shayne advocates for documenting and sharing personal and family stories. She believes each person’s experiences and stories are valuable for self-analysis and discovery, to grow community and a more understanding empathic society. In addition to the value documenting our experiences and shared stories bring to us today, our records will give voice to our perspective for future historians. Every voice, every story, every experience matters.

Beth Ferree is a professional writer with several decades of experience. She is also certified as both a life coach and bereavement counselor. Beth has worked in at home hospice where she honed her abilities to connect with the dying.

She believes long term grief is often associated with a lack of confidence in what happens after death and seeks to console through spirtitual connection with the other side as well as learning to understand the higher self. She believes life story writing helps with this by working through past trauma as well as leaving behind important stories that tell descendants what we believed.