Mother of Mothers
About the instructor
For over 30 years I've worked as an actor, writer, producer, director and editor of plays and screenplays. I've taught acting, writing, and worked with student nurses and doctors on psychiatric scenarios. And since 2004 I've worked with over 400 people helping them find and craft the story of their mother's life - not eulogies or testimonials but the truth of what their mothers lived and experienced.
I know stories - I love hearing them, writing them, telling them, living them.
The writing recipe we use in this course comes from how stories are told in plays and movies rather than in books. The family stories we access are those we heard at dinners or funerals, while doing the dishes, or in the car on long trips. We often take these stories for granted but they are the gold, the unique nuggets of life that give meaning to how we see the world. And your mother lived these stories.
By writing her story you will connect the stories and facts you know about her and see her as a human being in her time.
You'll also connect with your family history, find your voice, and break through the unconscious bias so many hold that keeps women's lives silent, dismissed and forgotten.
Whether you knew her or not, liked her or not, her life is a great story.
Two hours online with a cohort of students and Marilyn Norry. Get the basics of the My Mother's Story writing recipe and prime the pump of your memories and writing.
After completing the writing exercises and sharing answers, you will be ready to write your mother's story after the class.
Take this opportunity to ask questions, share stories and find encouragement to write the story of your mother's life.
This class is offered for free on Thursday October 15 (it is regularly priced at $40). Once you sign up, you will receive an email with Zoom link for that class.
If you would like a class on another date, let's start a conversation on what suits you best.
Group classes are available at a discount rate. Please contact me and we'll set something up.