From Memories to Memoir: Telling Your Family’s Stories

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Skaneateles Library
Library Hall

Event Details

Do you have family stories you would like to preserve for future generations? Are you interested in filling in the blanks in your family’s history? Do you have no idea where to start?

Debra Rose Brillati, author of The House of Many Doors: A Memoir of Family, will share her 3-year journey to write and publish her family’s stories.  She will talk about uncovering documents and photos (and how to use them), working with or similar resources, and doing research via Google, books, newspapers, and official governmental sources.

She will also offer advice about how to interview family members and others to get the richest stories, maybe even shake loose some long-forgotten memories. Brillati will also read from her recently published memoir, demonstrating how to use the gathered information to create narratives that will be of interest not only to family members, but to general readers as well.

Event Type(s): Lectures
Age Group(s): Adults, Seniors
Andrea Snyder
(315) 685-5135