Your family is rich in story, and you may have a few heirlooms, a mind full of memorable tales, or many boxes of keepsake letters, journals and clippings. Learn organizing and gathering techniques for writing your family history with the goal of publishing it or preserving it for friends or for generations to come. In this class, we will use writing examples, prompts and research as a jumping off point for exploring family history.
Lee Chilcote lives in a 1900 Victorian in Cleveland, Ohio with his wife, Katherine, and their three children. He has worked as a community organizer, real estate developer, writer and teacher. He holds degrees from Oxford University and Cleveland State University. His writing has appeared in Vanity Fair, Next City, and numerous literary journals and his chapbook of poems, The Shape of Home, was published in March by Finishing Line Press. He is cofounder and director of Literary Cleveland.