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.
Questions? Queries? Ask more at mothersstory[at]gmail.com
Write Your Mother's Story in one day is a 6 hour live online course with two hours of writing assignments and discussion that will prepare you to write the story of your mother's life in two hours. There are then two hours to share stories, discuss editing and content that could be added or adapted to your story. The writing recipe used asks you to detach from your relationship with your mother to see how her life can be crafted into a great story.