Write your memoir

—Pass on family stories to heirs


Cresco/Elma - Do you ever wish you had asked your grandparents or parents the story of how they met or how they grew up? Have you ever thought of writing down your own stories? 
Don’t know how to start? Well local author Carol Edwards Denekas can help.
She is having two separate two-hour programs on how to tell your story, or the story of a loved one.
• Tuesday, March 21 from 6-8 p.m. at Elma Public Library
• Monday, March 27 from 6-7:45 p.m. at Cresco Public Library
There is no pre-registration, just show up and learn how to preserve family memories.
During these public classes, Edwards Denekas will discuss how to evaluate, organize and record family and community stories.
“Depending on a person’s skill set, there are different ways of recording stories. And each is as unique as the person,” Edwards Denekas said. She will walk participants through the process of writing memoirs. 
In addition Edwards Denekas offers professional services where she can put the stories together with a book cover for a keepsake.
If writing the stories seems daunting, she can work with a person one-on-one or record the stories herself. This may work if a family would like her to speak with Grandma about growing up on the farm or other memories.
“The process for memoir-writing is different for each person and can be a personal journey.”
Memories — They’re a wonderful gift to give to your loved ones.
Check out Edwards Denekas’ website for more information at www.carol edwardsdenekasauthor.com.

Cresco Times

Phone: 563-547-3601
Fax: 563-547-4602

Cresco TPD
214 N. Elm Street
Cresco, IA 52136

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