“Getting Started On Your Story” Workshop Sunday, November 20

You are invited to participate in a memoir-writing workshop presented by award-winning Canadian journalist and author Anne Bokma. Registration is required two days before the virtual event on Sunday, November 20.

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Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Jamestown

“Your story matters. Your story will outlive you. Let me help you craft it.”

With these words award-winning Canadian journalist and storyteller Anne Bokma invites you to her virtual memoir-writing workshop “Getting Started On Your Story” on Sunday, November 20, 2022, 2 – 3:30 p.m. She welcomes anyone who would like to familiarize themselves with the art of memoir and start thinking about a story they might like to write and tell from their lives.

As a freelance journalist, Bokma specializes in articles on spirituality, relationships, health and travel. She has written for many of Canada’s major magazines and newspapers and been honored with awards from the Canadian Association of Journalists, the North American Travel Journalists Association, the Canadian Church Press, the U.S. Associated Church Press, the Canadian Society of Magazine Editors, the Canadian Business Press Media Association and more.

Of her workshop, the author of My Year of Living Spiritually: One Woman’s Secular Quest for a More Soulful Life adds, “I will guide you through the process, and it will be joyful and painless! By the end of the 90 minutes, you will have completed – at the very least – the opening line to a story from your life.”

Bokma is the mother of two grown daughters. She makes her home in Hamilton, Ontario, where she is an active member of First Unitarian Church. To learn more about her, visit AnneBokma.com.

The event is sponsored by the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Jamestown (UUCJ).

Cost of the workshop is $30, and space is limited. Register at UUJamestown.org/stories by Friday, November 18. The Zoom link will be emailed to you the day before the workshop.

Bokma will speak on “Why Your Story Matters: The Healing Benefits of Sharing Our True-Life Tales” at the UUCJ’s 10:30 a.m. hybrid service that Sunday, November 20. Anyone is welcome in person at 1255 Prendergast Avenue, or for a Zoom link visit UUJamestown.org/calendar.