Write Your Life Story!

OSH 549 / Non Credit
Course taught in: English

Course Description:

In this course, you will compile vignettes and life stories, using prompts to recall your life for posterity and for your family members. You will be invited to use old photos to start the process of remembering parents, relatives, children, and grandchildren as well as other people, places, and events in your life.  The instructor will guide your journey back into the past and share techniques that will assist you with getting your life “on the page.”  

Week 1 Capturing Life from a Photo.

Week 2 Using Your Senses of Smell and Taste as Techniques to Write Your Memoir.

Week 3 Writing to Prompts to Recall Childhood and Family Characters.

Week 4 Describing Your Early 20s – Tips on the elusive art of recalling the past.

Week 5 Writers Recall Pivotal Moments of Their Lives.

Week 6 Members gather their writing, share, ask questions and take notes.


Instructor:  Ms. Jeannie DeQuine


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This course is available as part of the following:

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute Courses
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic all OLLI at UM fall courses will be taught remotely, via Zoom.

OLLI 2020-2021 Membership is required to take this course and will be added to your cart upon enrollment. If you already have purchased a membership, you will not be charged for this membership.
OLLI 2020-2021 Membership Added to cart upon enrollment.
Starts: 8/1/2020 Ends: 7/31/2021