Course Description

You have stories. Your family has stories. Some are humorous, some are inspiring, and one or two may just be tall tales. Only you can write these stories and only you can protect them from being lost. You may even want to publish a book. Learn self-reflection and writing exercises that will help you write your own engaging recollections in full detail, as well as techniques for interviewing family and friends. Explore various format options to share with family, friends or the world. By the end of this class, you'll have a starter collection of stories and the tools and inspiration to write more.


“I attended the Memoir and Family History course taught by Laura Ehrke. Each class provided writing inspirations which I know I needed. She took us through a very structured methodology of teaching us how to approach writing our family histories. She is extremely encouraging and allowed us all to share what our approaches were and how the work was being developed. She encouraged feedback and provided guidance when we got stuck. I am keeping in touch with Laura for her next courses at Harper College because I definitely want to be on the roster!”

“I just finished the class at Harper College - Write Your Family’s Story, taught by a great teacher, Laura E. -FUN, Informative, Great Lectures(talks) -  makes you really sit back and think. Will sign up for her next Writing Classes that she teaches. Wish the class was another week or two longer -Now to get started on my family’s unique and strange history.”

Thank you for your interest in this course. While we currently do not have a section open for enrollment, we invite you to join us the next time the class is offered. To ensure you don’t miss out, please complete a Course Inquiry and we’ll be sure to notify you as soon as the next enrollment opens.
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