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Our Lives, Our Stories Group2 


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We are a group of 7-8 memoir writers who begin with Free Fall writing for about 8 minutes. We arrive each time with something we have written and go around the table taking turns reading our pieces. After each reading the members critique what they have heard, offering suggestions about possible improvements or where the writer might want to expand on something. We welcome variety – we’ve had a poet, a ghost writer of a refugee memoir, some stories for grandchildren’s enjoyment and others for possible publication.

When:2nd and 4th Thursdays of the month
Time:1:00 - 3:00 PM 
Dates:September 10, 2020 - June 10, 2021
Facilitators:Don Cockerton
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*Before you register, you must be a member of CALL. 

Our life stories shape us.  Writing our stories enables us to reflect on and recognize some of the important directions of our lives.  At each session, we provide a prompt/theme as a possible starting point for your next story submission. Stories are shared by email and we respond to each other’s stories. The responses are brought to the next meeting and discussed.  Our intent is to learn from each other, encourage each other and have some fun along the way. As time permits, in each session we also do a short free fall writing exercise. 

Facilitators: Terry Lende and Pat Hogan

Starting September 21 on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of the month, 1:00 – 3:00 pm; at St Stephen’s Anglican Church, Canterbury Room, 1121-14 Ave. SW

Sept. 21, Oct. 5, 19, Nov. 2, 16, Dec. 7, Jan. 4, 18, Feb. 1, 15, Mar.  1, 15, Apr. 5, 19, May 3, 17, June 7 15

Register by emailing Pat Hogan at culture@calgarylifelonglearners.ca *

*Before you register, you must be a member of CALL. 

*To participate in most programs, you must be a member.  Exceptions are listed as Open to the Public

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