Jamestown, N.Y. – “Teaching memoir is one of my greatest joys in life. I can promise you this will be a lively and meaningful and creative workshop experience!”
So says award-winning Canadian journalist and author Anne Bokma of “Getting Started on Your Story.” This virtual workshop on Sunday, November 20, 2022, 2 – 3:30 p.m., is designed for people who would like to familiarize themselves with the art of memoir and start thinking about a story they might like to write and tell from their lives.
Bokma adds, “I will guide you through the process, and it will be joyful and painless! By the end of the 90 minutes, you will have completed – at the very least – the opening line to a story from your life.”
The event is sponsored by the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Jamestown (UUCJ) whose board president, Bruce Anderson, says, “November 20 will be Anne’s third virtual appearance with us. She has moved us with her comfortable, conversational manner as well as the content of her messages. We are pleased to be able to offer this opportunity to our community.”
As a freelance journalist, Bokma has written for many of Canada’s major magazines and newspapers. She specializes in articles on spirituality, relationships, health and travel, and has a published story about Lily Dale. Her work has been honored with awards from the Canadian Association of Journalists, the North American Travel Journalists Association, the Canadian Church Press, the U.S. Associated Church Press, the Canadian Society of Magazine Editors, the Canadian Business Press Media Association and more.
The mother of two grown daughters, Bokma makes her home in Hamilton, Ontario, where she is an active member of First Unitarian Church. To learn more, visit AnneBokma.com.
Cost of the workshop is $30, and space is limited. Register at UUJamestown.org/stories by Friday, November 18, and the Zoom link will be emailed to you the day before the workshop.