Mix and mingle personal gifts for your writing from the treasury of reminiscences and ideas garnered from the past. These gifts may seem disorganized or distorted—but they can be developed into pearls that complete a narrative thread, a string of anecdotal incidents, or interwoven moments that may become story or verse. Using practical and thought-provoking plot templates, begin or continue a work of crafted nonfiction, constructing memoirs from memories.
Lyn Ford is fourth-generation, nationally recognized Affrilachian* storyteller (*a person of African American heritage and history from Appalachia). She is a mentor and teacher at Thurber House, and a teaching artist and workshop facilitator with the Ohio Alliance for Arts Education. As a writer, Lyn is published in storytelling magazines and newsletters, as well as teachers’ enrichment books and story anthologies. Lyn is also a Laughter Yoga Teacher and breath mechanic, a recording artist with award-winning CDs, and a storytelling, creative writing workshop, and interactive keynote presenter.
You may choose to attend our workshops either in-person at Thurber Center (91 Jefferson Avenue, Columbus, OH 43215) or virtually on Zoom.
Regardless of the format you choose, all attendees will receive Zoom access information before their scheduled workshop(s). Zoom is free and does not require an account to use.
Tuition for this Adult Writing Workshop is $50. Registration is non-refundable.
If you choose to attend any in-person workshops:
Masks are optional but strongly encouraged inside the building. We may ask that you use hand sanitizer upon entering the building.
Spots are limited for our in-person workshops. If an in-person class is full and you wish to be added to the waiting list, email firstname.lastname@example.org. Meanwhile, we encourage you to sign up for the virtual option instead.
If you choose in-person and wish to change to virtual, please contact us at email@example.com right away so we can offer your seat to someone on the waiting list. Tuition is non-refundable.