Your Creative Family History
It’s possible to construct a “creative” family history by weaving together facts and suppositions. Creative writing gives you the license to assign specific words, thoughts and emotions to an individual although the reality is lost to history. But, to do this, you need a decent base of research to make the story plausible and important to your family. This class will help tell you where to start and how to conduct your research, give you some creative writing practice and feedback, and help you fashion your creative family history.
Schedule: Tuesdays, November 9, 16, 23, 30, from 12 pm – 2 pm.
Jodi Crawford is a writer and podcast producer from Toronto. With Print and Broadcast Journalism diplomas and a Creative Writing/Psychology double major Honours B.A. under her belt, she worked in television for more than a decade and has written for a number of periodicals and websites, but also ran her own tour company and recently created, produced, and hosted a podcast on movie musicals called Sing & Be Happy, Dammit! In her free time, Jodi enjoys writing plays and delving into genealogical research.