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”

Winter/Spring 2018 Theme: “Passages”

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 winter and spring the theme is “Passages.” We will refer to Gail Sheehy’s classic 1976 book Passages, which outlined a road map of adult life and will be the focus of our mini-memoirs this winter and spring.  Think about a life passage as an act or process of moving through, under, over or past something on the way from one phase to another.

All story tellers are welcome on the first and third Saturdays of each month (except summer months and January). One does not have to be a professional writer to write with the group. Just come and enjoy.

We will meet on the following Saturdays at 10:30 a.m. in the Centering Room on the Lower Level of the church:

  • March 10 and 17
  • April 7 and 21
  • May 12 and 19

If child care or more information is needed, please contact Fran Reynolds by email or by phone at 573-881-3828 or 573-443-4336.