Life Story Writing Class

Try a class for free! Join us on Thursday, March 1st at 9:30 to see if this class is for you.


Under the guidance of personal historian Lindsey Hulstrom these classes will help you get started on writing the personal story of your life! 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 about your life. Time between classes will be used for reflection on the life theme 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 in an encouraging and safe environment.

Time and Location

We will meet every other Thursday for two hours at The Gathering Place at 9:30 a.m., beginning March 8th. The cost for the six week session is $75.  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.

Cost Information

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


Cancellations made 7 days prior to the training will receive payment back minus 6%. 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. 

Special Notice

The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is committed to equal opportunity in its educational programs, activities and employment policies, for all persons, regardless of race, color, gender, creed, religion, age, ancestry, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, political affiliation, marital status, Vietnam-era veteran status, parental status and pregnancy.

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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