Storytellers' Special Interest Group
CAGGNI's Storytellers' Special Interest Group is for those interested in the DOING of family history writing and storytelling. Do you need an assigned topic? Do you need deadlines to help get you motivated? Then join this group.
The Storytellers' group is dedicated to writing family stories for sharing with family members and others. Preserve your family's history legacy by writing and sharing your story.
The July Storytellers’ SIG will meet at 10:30 a.m. on 14 July 2018 at the Koffee Kup, 30 E. Main St., Lake Zurich. It’s just east of Old Rand Road and across from Dipiero’s Restorante, which is adjacent to a large public parking area.
July’s assignment: Taking risks is a part of life. Our ancestors took risks, either escaping from intolerable situations in the lands of their birth or seeking a better life and new opportunities in new lands. The risks we take today are usually (but not always) less dramatic, but they still can change lives.
So, write about a risk an ancestor or you yourself took. As always, set the scene, introduce and identify your characters and indicate the nature of the risk. Was it purposeful or inadvertent? Tell about the risk and the outcome, either expected or a surprise. Did the outcome change the future life of the risk-taker? In what way?
Please bring two copies of your writing (risk-taking or anything else you‘ve been working on) for sharing. And please do consider submitting anything you’ve written for our CAGGNI newsletter.
Facilitator: Marti Swanson