Diving the Family Treasure Truck

Dive into the fam­i­ly trea­sure trunk” and the labyrinth of rec­ol­lec­tions that con­sti­tute the fam­i­ly nar­ra­tive. The search may give up let­ters and pho­tographs, bits of cloth­ing or house­hold items, auto­graph or cook­books or auto repair man­u­als. Deter­mine the his­to­ri­og­ra­phy of the items, their role in the over­all nar­ra­tive of the fam­i­ly, and the mem­o­ries that are stirred by each item or rec­ol­lec­tion of event or per­son. We will focus on: devel­op­ing an ini­tial nar­ra­tive struc­ture; research meth­ods; writ­ing exer­cis­es spe­cif­ic to fam­i­ly mem­oir cre­ation; and pub­li­ca­tion meth­ods and options.
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