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Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Sharing Stories Returns

.....with two writing workshops

After a tremendous response in 2017, SMCGS is bringing back our Sharing Stories event. Once again, we invite SMCGS members and non-members to write a family history story – or one about or that takes place in San Mateo County, there are prizes for both, and everyone! Please see the flyer in this issue for more information.

To support your writing efforts, this year we are offering TWO writing workshops, one on a Saturday and another on a Thursday in order to fit everyone’s busy schedules.

From Research to Story – A Writing Workshop

Saturday, March 30, 12:00-1:30 pm

Grace Lutheran Church, 2825 Alameda de las Pulgas, San Mateo

Bring your research and family lore to life through writing compelling stories. This workshop will help you generate ideas and focus on powerful storylines to create family history stories for future generations. Come to have fun and share creative ideas with your writing peers.

Craig Siulinski teaches genealogy and life story writing classes, and does presentations on blogging, location research, and other family history topics. Craig is passionate about helping people research, write and share their life stories.

Finding Power in Your Family's Story - A Writing Workshop 

Thursday, April 11, 2019, 2:30-4:00 pm

Cañada College Library Computer Lab, 4200 Farm Hill Blvd, San Mateo

Tell your family story in a way that engages, inspires, and changes perspectives. Find transformational gems in plain sight. Using a 7-step process, you will learn how to develop your authentic voice and to create a compelling story worthy of publication that may change your life and the lives of others.
Regina Mason is an international speaker, an award winning author, and Executive Producer of the docudrama, Gina’s Journey: The Search for William Grimes.

Workshops are $5 for SMCGS Members, $10 for Non-Members
Workshops are FREE to Cañada College Faculty, Staff & Students 
RSVP required.  Send email to: 

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