“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 2017 Theme: StoryCorps
Most of us have listened to the StoryCorps stories on National Public Radio. The stories are based on interviews with a variety of people on a variety of topics. About StoryCorps:
StoryCorps’ mission is to preserve and share humanity’s stories in order to build connections between people and create a more just and compassionate world.
We do this to remind one another of our shared humanity, to strengthen and build the connections between people, to teach the value of listening, and to weave into the fabric of our culture the understanding that everyone’s story matters. At the same time, we are creating an invaluable archive for future generations.
In our UU Life Writers series over the past 15 years, we have been doing just this – so this fall we will start with interviews as a prelude to writing our mini-memoirs.
We will meet on the first and third Saturdays of each month starting Sept. 16 at 10:30 a.m. in the Centering Room downstairs at church. The fall schedule:
- Sept. 16
- Oct. 7 and 21
- Nov. 4 and 18
- Dec. 2 (and 16?)
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.