For First Timers to Storykeeping

Beginner Workshop


Tuesday evenings, 7-8:30 pm

Jul 12, 19, 26, and Aug 2


Sunday mornings, 10-11:30 am

September 11 & 18, October 2 & 9

Free Programs & Consultations

Led by Jill Sarkozi, Founder of Safekeeping Stories

Want to engage your family in their past and carry forward your family story and history to the future? We offer free Storykeeping programs and complimentary consultations to help you get started. Ask questions and receive suggestions to move your project forward!

Give the gift of family story by purchasing a Storykeeping Gift Certificate. Learn how here.

This Beginner Workshop is a Pre-Requisite for All Other Storykeeping Workshops.

Start Your Project in This Beginner Workshop

This beginner workshop will guide you through the small but necessary steps you need to take to begin your family story project. Emerge with a clearer vision of your story and the skills you need to move your project forward.

What To Expect

You’ll learn our Storykeeping method, a practical and supportive approach to writing about your family. No special writing talent is required.

We’ll show you how to craft your story in small segments we call Slices, pinpoint family character traits, and create a systematic notebook to hold the clutter from your mind in a useful way. Your legacy story project will become an activity you look forward to and enjoy.

Take what you learn in this workshop and continue writing on your own, or join us for our Safekeeping Essentials workshop series and be guided to write the story of your father, mother, grandmother, or grandfather.

If you have a family member who is a Holocaust survivor, please join us in our Safekeeping Stories of Your Family’s Holocaust Survivor, a workshop specifically designed for preserving these important personal stories of history.

Things to Know

  • This is a LIVE workshop delivered online via Zoom. You'll need a video camera on your computer, a secure internet connection, and the latest version of Zoom. 
  • Register early, space is limited. We offer small group experiences for 3-8 people, depending on the Workshop.
  • Basic computer literacy is required to access materials on our website.
  • Expect to spend 60-90 minutes between sessions working at home.
  • Historical research is not the focus of this Workshop and is conducted independently at your discretion.

Would you like a workshop at a particular day or time?

Let us know! These are small group workshops so your input matters. You'll also be the first to find out when registration opens for the next session.

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