Life Story Writing Class

Everyone’s life is full of stories worth telling. Now is the time to share yours.


Celebrate your life path through writing. Connect with yourself and others in an encouraging environment. Each of us will write our life stories just two pages at a time, one week at a time with guidance, prompts, and reflection.

Under the guidance of personal historian Lindsey Hulstrom these classes will help you get started on writing your personal stories. Lindsey uses the Guided Autobiography method - a process for life story preservation and exploration through individual autobiographical writing and group sharing.

During each class, you will receive life story ideas, guidance, relevant exercises to prompt writing, and a broad life theme on which to write a two-page story. Time between classes will be used for reflection and to write your two page story to be read aloud at the next class. Each two-hour class will provide general discussion, introduction of themes and time for you share your story.

No previous writing experience necessary. All levels of writing ability are welcome.

Session 1: Tuesday Evenings - September 18 - October 23, 2018

Session 2: Wednesday Mornings - September 19 - October 24, 2018

Register Online

Online registration is open until 9/17/18 at midnight.  We do accept walk up registrations at event check-in, if space is available.


$75 for six-week session. Space is limited.


Cancellations made 7 days prior to the training will receive payment back minus 10%. NO REFUNDS will be given for no shows.

To request a cancellation email your request to Provide registrants name and event title.  Refunds will be returned to name and address of payer. 

Held at the UW-Whitewater at Rock County campus at 2909 Kellogg Avenue in Janesville. Classes are open to anyone over 18 and past participants are encouraged to sign up as the lessons will be completely different from past sessions.

Session 1: Tuesday Evenings, September 18 - October 23, 2018; 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Session 2: Wednesdays, September 19–October 24, 10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.


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If you have any disabling condition that requires special accommodations or attention, please advise us well in advance. We will make every effort to accommodate your special needs.

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