Status: Closed

Writing to Remember Red

Spring 2024
Thursday Morning
Moderator: Catherine Porter



The purpose of this seminar is to share your life experiences with fellow participants and, at the same time, record them for yourself and your family.


Many participants have taken advantage of this seminar to write their family story for their children and grandchildren. The writing takes all forms, from rough drafts to polished pieces, and all are welcome. The group offers the new writer feedback and, if desired, will offer suggestions for revisions or possible additions, as well as clarifications. The seminar is not a course on how to write; it aims, rather, to stimulate and encourage you to continue writing your own story. Your writing can center on the events of family life, career experiences, or anything else you would like to tell about yourself.

ROLE OF PARTICIPANTS: Each participant has the opportunity to read aloud two pieces of original writing during the semester. The atmosphere is relaxed, but the serious efforts of all concerned help to make this a rewarding experience for everyone.
ABOUT THE MODERATOR: Catherine is a retired UMass faculty member from the Department of Consumer Studies and Ombudsperson. Catherine has moderated this seminar previously.