Snoqualmie author and teacher Kim Pearson will lead a four-week series of classes on memoir writing, starting at 1PM. Wednesdays, May 1st to May 22nd, at Mt. Si Senior Center.
Pearson’s “Making History” classes teach participants ways to explore their own memories, as well as to interpret them as part of the larger historical happenings of the time.
“I lead (participants) on a wild gallop through 20 to 50 years, from 1950 to 2000, exploring how they made a difference, what they contributed, what they witnessed, and how they can share their stories with others,” Pearson says of the class. “They learn how to access buried memories through interactive techniques, sharing exercises, and non-critical discussion. They hear great stories from others and recount their own.
Pearson’s workshop is based on her book, “Making History: How to Remember, Record, Interpret and Share the Events of Your Life.” She has also written several books of poetry and short stories.
For the full list of her books, or to subscribe to her Illustrated Haiku Blog, visit https://kimpearson.me/.
The class, which meets for two hours, 1PM to 3PM each Wednesday, is free. Advance registration is required. Register by calling Mt. Si Senior Center at 425-888-3434.
Mt. Si Senior Center, founded in 1977, is an independent non-profit senior
center, serving adults, age 50 and older in North Bend, Snoqualmie, Fall City, and the surrounding areas. The center’s mission is to enhance the quality of life for older adults in the Snoqualmie Valley by providing services and support in the areas of health and wellness, information and assistance, social and recreational opportunities, housing and transportation, so we can all live in a world in which all seniors are supported and treated with respect.
For more information about the Mt. Si Senior Center and its programs, visit www.mtsiseniorcenter.org