I’m not a writer! Is Storykeeping for me?
You don’t have to be a writer to be a Storykeeper. Anyone can tell a story. In this workshop, we will not spend time learning what it takes to be a professional writer, or spend time analyzing sentences for word choice and structure. This is not a writing course. We help you locate your story, and tell it in your words.
I have so many stories, photos, memorabilia. Can you help me?
Yes! It’s normal to feel overwhelmed at the thought of writing your family’s story, which is particularly difficult to do alone, whether you have too much family memorabilia or not enough. Our Storykeeping method provides a structure that enables people to find their way through these difficult emotions and locate the key elements of their story.
What are SlicesTM?
In our programs, we teach you how to capture stories as you tell them in short narratives we call Slices, which are 2 pages (or less), double-spaced, 12-point type. We’ve found that writing in Slices make it easy for people to tell a multi-generational story of meaning. No special writing skills are required.
What does "basic computer literacy" mean?
“Basic computer literacy” means being comfortable using Zoom online video conferencing, going on the Internet, using word processing software like Word or online word processing tools like Google Docs, downloading posted handouts, watching online videos, and accessing materials through links on our website. All of the materials for our programs, including the homework, are accessed in a password-protected place on our website.
If you have concerns, please contact us to determine whether our workshops are for you.
Zoom - what do I need to know?
Our online workshops are provided via Zoom, an online video conferencing application.
- We suggest the you access the workshop with a laptop, desktop, or tablet rather than a smartphone in order to see everyone in your workshop group.
- Make sure you have a camera attached to your device.
Once you are registered for a workshop, you will be provided with more specific information.
What’s the best way to get started?
By learning the Fundamentals of Storykeeping — in a Workshop setting or individually with One-on-One Consulting. Sign up for our newsletter “Discover Your Story” to get an inside look at Storykeeping.
How large are your Workshops?
Our Workshops are small group experiences of 5-8 participants, depending on the Workshop.
How do I choose who to write about?
Don’t think of yourself as choosing between family members, think of yourself as starting with one story. Storykeeping provides you with the tools you need to author as many family stories as you like. The process works best when each family member’s story is considered individually. We suggest you begin with the story that is easiest to access.
How do I become a Member?
Sign up for one of our programs! Workshop participants become “Members” and are given access to our rich and engaging content online for the duration of their program.