Life Writing. A Message
From Steve Owens:
"When Barbara Wells asked me to write a short article about my life writing course, I gladly accepted. Considering the students I taught last summer at the Meridian Activity Center, I am excited to once again have the chance to encounter bright people who are determined to write and share the stories from their past.
Perhaps one way to intensify the importance of convincing you to sign up for this class is to ask you to envision this tragic scene: Picture a Thanksgiving or family reunion. A great-grandfather or grandmother begins telling fascinating stories from childhood about long-gone family members.
Everyone listens politely, but no one takes the time to write down the stories. Within a few years, the storyteller passes away. Tragically, like old photographs in the preverbal family attic, after time fades these unique insights into family history, they are lost forever!
“Life Writing” offers a solution to this tragic scenario. I plan to teach techniques to help you journey into your past so pertinent details can be recalled and then written in vignette form. If you have thought about writing down the stories from your past, but need a kick-start to get going, now is your chance. The next Life Writing class starts Oct. 4 and meets from 10 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
Keep in mind, time waits on no one. If you don’t write your stories, who will? How long and how accurately will your favorite stories be remembered?”
Meridian Activity Center is located at 3300 32nd Ave. in the middle of a residential area between the high school and Northwest Middle School. The best cross street is 36th Street off 29th Avenue or Poplar Springs Drive.
Call (601) 485-1812 for information about any of our classes, ceramics, pool room, Bingo, retiree meetings, walking trail, neighborhood watch meeting, quilting workshops, painting workshops and more.
• Barbara Wells is director of Meridian Activity Center. You may e-mail her at firstname.lastname@example.org