Status: Closed

Writing to Remember Blue

Spring 2024
Monday Afternoon
Moderators: Henia Lewin, Carol Jolly



This seminar is intended to help people write about their lives, share their stories with others, and hear others’ stories.


Whatever we call the forum – autobiography, memoir, personal story, family history – writing about one’s life is a powerful human need. Many people want to leave behind some record of their thoughts, adventures, and accomplishments. One of the saddest sentences we know is “I wish I had asked my mother about that.” In this seminar, you’ll enjoy writing about your life as well as hearing stories of other people’s lives. The atmosphere is relaxed, but the serious efforts of all help make this a rewarding experience for the whole group.

ROLE OF PARTICIPANTS: Participants are expected to write at home about his/her life, e.g., through conversations, letters, vignettes, or in full detail. Everyone will be given two opportunities to present and will contribute to all the discussions.
ABOUT THE MODERATOR: Henia Lewin taught Hebrew and Yiddish and received a national Covenant Award as an Outstanding Jewish Educator. She is a Holocaust survivor writing her autobiography and has moderated this seminar. Carol Jolly has served on FCLIR committees, Council, and as an officer. After sampling some seminars and moderating a few, she took WTR and has been working for several years on her family history.