Life Writers Group

“A person’s experiences of life are a book. There was never yet an uninteresting life. Such a thing is an impossibility. Inside the dullest exterior there is a drama, a comedy, a tragedy.”

– From Mark Twain’s notebook and “The Refuge of the Derelicts”

Fall/Winter 2018 Theme: “Our Stories…Our Voices”

The UU Life Writers began in 2001 on a whim! Bernice Cudd and Fran Reynolds thought it would be fun to write mini-memoirs with a group of UUs for summer recreation. So it began, and it has not stopped since that summer!

The group has changed some in members, but all are good (not necessarily professional) writers and enjoy telling stories of their lives and enjoy hearing others’ stories.  We have experienced childhood traumas and escapades, college experiences, and travel, and met people we would never know – all through our stories.

This fall and early winter the theme is “Our Stories…Our Voices.” We will resume writing marvelous life stories starting on Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018 at 10:30 a.m. in the Centering Room downstairs at the church.
Historians study the past in order to understand the present and, perhaps, predict the future. Writing memoir helps us understand our past and present – and, maybe, our future – as a thoughtful, spiritual exercise. In this group we write and share.

One does not have to be a published or accomplished writer – just someone who would like to explore their life through writing. This is not a critique group – only positive feedback is given! However, constructive feedback can be given in a one-to-one situation if requested.

Please bring paper and favorite writing tools. We will meet on the following dates:

  • Sept. 15 and 29
  • Oct. 6 and 20
  • Nov. 3 and 17
  • Dec. 1 and maybe 15

For more information, contact Fran Reynolds by email or by phone at 573-881-3828 or 573-443-4336.