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Getting It Down: Writing Family Stories
January 27 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Have you ever wanted to record your family stories, but don’t know where to start? Or have you written down some of your family history, but aren’t sure how to organize it so others can enjoy it too? Have your children or grandchildren asked you to write down what you remember about your past? This presentation will guide you step-by-step through the process of getting those stories written down for posterity.
Author Claire Gebben will present a Zoom program: “Getting It Down: Writing Family Stories” on Thursday, January 27th, at 7:00 PM. A link to the program may be requested by sending an email to email@example.com.
Claire Gebben specializes in writing about family history and 19th century history. Many of her articles have appeared in genealogical publications. Her memoir “How We Survive Here” (2018), recounting her quest to trace and write about her ancestors, was honored as a finalist in the 2019 Next Generation Indie Book Awards. Her historical novel “The Last of the Blacksmiths” (2014), based on the true story of mid-19th century German immigrants to the U.S., was named a Notable Book at Cleveland State University’s Michael Schwartz Library and Book of the Month by the German American Heritage Foundation.