Delta Stageworks Presents
My Mother’s Story
A 4-week Writing Workshop
with Marilyn Norry
“The challenge: Write the 2,000 word story of your mother’s life, from beginning to end, just the facts, where you are just one of the facts.” MyMother’s Story, by Marilyn Norry
Delta Stageworks is excited to be offering a 4-week series of personal narrative writing workshops – held online – with Marilyn Norry, Vancouver actor, writer, editor, educator and creator of the marvellously successful My Mother’s Story project. Since 2004, Marilyn’s workshops have been the catalyst for women – and men – in communities around the world to connect with their mother’s life story.
WHAT IS IT?
“In writing this story you will discover things about yourself, your mother, and your family that perhaps you never knew before. This simple act will shine a light on a life that might otherwise be forgotten…you’ll also be declaring that women have an indelible space in our collective history.” Marilyn Norry
My Mother’s Story workshops are all about spending some quality time with the memories you have about your mother and exploring the times she lived in. It’s open to everyone whether your mother is still living or not. It’s accessible to everyone; even if you don’t consider yourself a writer! Through a number of writing exercises over 4 weeks, you will build a chronology of her life, sift through important events, separate facts from emotion and arrive at a discovery draft.
TUESDAYS IN MAY from 7:00 to 8:30 pm via Zoom
MAY 4, MAY 11, MAY 18 and MAY 25 – SOLD OUT!
SUNDAYS IN MAY from 3:30-5:00 pm via Zoom May 2, May 16, May 23 and May 30 – SOLD OUT!
Interested in future My Mother’s Story workshops? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
$65 (includes GST and processing fee)
“Thanks for leading the workshop I attended a while back. It gave me the chance to get unstuck and get her story written. More importantly the process allowed me to forgive her for things I had forgotten about and then move into celebrating who she really was. Your workshop helped me uncover the personal attributes that I inherited from her that are valuable and positive. So much gratitude.” Cory Bretz, Campbell River, 2019
MY MOTHER'S STORY ARCHIVES
Visit the My Mother’s Story online archives to read some fascinating and culturally diverse stories mymothersstory.org