Historical Society presents ‘A Few Choice Words’
Your memories are indispensable, but how to write them in a way others might want to read? Join other writers and would-be writers at a workshop for people who want to preserve their personal stories.
The Marathon County Historical Society will host A Few Choice Words: A Writers Workshop for Preserving Memories at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019, at the Woodson History Center, 410 McIndoe St., Wausau.
Professional educator and writer Victoria Lindsay of Weston will lead this workshop. Through lecture, writing time during the workshop, and informative handouts, participants will learn ways to stimulate memories so they bubble to the surface, and will learn writing techniques that add zest and spice to their stories. The aim is to help people record their own stories, and will offer tips for writers at all experience levels.
Victoria Lindsay is a professional educator and writer whose work has appeared in newspapers, literary magazines, books for children and adults, and online. She has performed her own material in schools, libraries, and onstage.
The cost of the workshop is $15 per person. There’s a limit of 12 participants; please register in advance. For more information or to register, please call the Marathon County Historical Society at 715-842-5750.
The Marathon County Historical Society operates the Woodson History Center and the Yawkey House Museum. Our mission is to collect, preserve and disseminate the knowledge of the history of Marathon County and Wisconsin. We currently have the restored Yawkey House, the Yawkey House gardens, two exhibits, and a research library open for the public to explore.
Updates and event schedules are always available on our website at marathoncountyhistory.com, as well as on Facebook at facebook.com/marathoncountyhistory and Twitter at twitter.com/marathoncohstry. Our Facebook page is also the site of many lively discussions, and historic photos from our collections are posted regularly.
Marathon County Historical Society is supported in part by City of Wausau Room Tax Funding. Additional support provided through the B.A. & Esther Greenheck Foundation.