Covid Losses: Memoir Workshop with Barbara Field

Instructor Barbara Field of Writing Life Stories leads
Memoir Writing Workshop: 1-Page Tribute to
Someone You Lost During Covid
Live on Zoom
Thursday, October 21st, 2021 6:00 – 8:00PM EST

Walt Whitman honored the deceased in many of his poems. In When Lilacs Last in the Dooryard Bloom’d, an elegy to Abraham Lincoln, he wrote:

“Comrades mine and I in the midst, and their memory ever to keep for the dead I loved so well.”

 

WWBA is delighted to welcome Barbara Field of Writing Life Stories for an evening Zoom class to honor those who passed: “Memoir Writing Workshop: 1-Page Tribute to Someone You Lost During Covid.” Participants will create a beautiful dedication to someone they love that will be completed within two hours.

Registration:
$10 Members: https://www.waltwhitman.org/product/member-memoir-loved-one/
$15 Non-Members: https://www.waltwhitman.org/product/non-member-memoir-loved-one/

This workshop is designed for bereaved family members and friends. It includes a brief lecture and guided writing exercises that you do in real time. At the end of the class, you can voluntarily share your story with the group!

After the class, you can share your tribute at a funeral or life celebration. Send it to friends or keep it to cherish for yourself. All are welcome to join us for an evening honoring lost loved ones.

Barbara Field is a writer, corporate marketer, instructor and keynote speaker. She worked on staff for CBS, Harcourt Brace, UC San Diego, and Pace University. Barbara was regional manager of The Op Ed Project. She was also a mentor for the Afghan Women’s Writing Project. Her novel won a Writer’s Digest fiction award and she publishes widely. She recently published in The New York Times, Forbes and The Independent.

Barbara founded Writing Life Stories to help people, especially non-writers, leave their stories as a legacy. She’s given classes at universities, museums and libraries in NY, CA and FL. She has recently led classes for Barnard College Alumnae, New York Public Libraries, Baruch College Donor Luncheon, Women’s Museum of CA, Lawrence Family JCC, UC San Diego, Carmel Valley Library, Sarasota County Libraries and others.