Write Your Own Memoirs Workshop at Norway House

We are all living through a historic global event — the pandemic. Have considered about writing about this experience for your future grandchildren to read? The other evening I had the pleasure of co-teaching a writing workshop for Norway House on how to get started writing your own memoirs.

Writing one’s memoirs does not need to be a huge project. You can start by writing out your experiences during our pandemic. Or start writing about things that happened to you early in your life — the people you knew, places you lived and what they were like. There is no better time to start than now. Eventually, you will have a collection of stories that you can compile and share with your family and beyond.

My co-teacher was the amazing Dr. Michael Rogness, professor emeritus of Luther Seminary and author of several memoirs and other books about the Norwegian-American experience. Norway House is a cultural organization close to my heart. I grew up in the Norwegian immigrant community in Minneapolis and attended Mindekirken next door.

You can watch a recording of this presentation. Let me know if you start writing your memoirs. I would love to hear about it.

May 27th, 2021