Wednesday, September 1, 2010
Writer's Workshop: September 18, 10:00-noon at the Library
The Jerome Civic Club will be hosting a writers' workshop Saturday, September 18, 10:00 a.m. to noon.
This is a "kick-off" event for the upcoming Smithsonian "Museum on Main Street" exhibit coming to the Jerome Public Library December 11-January 22.
The theme of the exhibit is "Journey Stories." It focuses on American mobility, from the early days of Europeans crossing the ocean, to westward expansion and current-day travel, and everything in between, and the stories we tell about those memorable experiences. The library and community organizations are planning exhibits and programming to complement the exhibit. We are asking Magic Valley residents to submit their own journey stories to share with exhibit visitors. Write a short story about how you or your ancestors participated in the immigrant experience, or one of the great migrations, a relocation within the United States, or even a legendary vacation trip. Bring a type-written story and a photo if possible (we will scan while you wait) to the library by the end of October. We can arrange for help with the typing.
The writers' workshop will by led by Bonnie Dodge, an award-winning local author with a special interest in Idaho history and historical preservation. If you're not sure how to get started writing down a family story, or need some extra motivation, this is the event for you! There is no charge for this event; just bring your favorite writing materials.
For more information about particpating in the workshop or the Journey Stories project, call Lorna Irwin at 324-7544.