Write Your Story @ the Union City Library

This program started in the fall of 2010. A longtime Friend of the Union City Library Suzanne Ortt asked us if we can have a program allow members to write their memoire. Out of that suggestion this program was started, leading by her. The program is offered in 5 sessions for each season. There is no registration required and member can attend as they feel and as long as they desired.

More than 40 members have attended average of 5 each meeting. Two of them have published a life story in the local newspaper, one member started her memoir and later in two years she published it. Others who were already writers –writing blogs and essay –came in to explore other possibilities. Most participants just want simply to record stories for family and friends.

Since January 2013 the facilitator of the group, Suzanne gives her place to Bruce Haase. Both of them with lively, thoughtful and encouraging way have created a friendly space for others to practice writing. They help participants to get started, finding form, telling their story, using fictional technique, expanding their writing skills, including sensory details and putting the story in a larger context.


The spring session starts Tuesday April 1, 2014.

Join our senior library member Bruce Haase

and write your memoir. Bruce is life ling reader, he now writes memoire-baed, creative non-fiction.

These are informal meetings ,

to support each other and organize your thoughts

for writing. Sharing is optional.

Meetings take place

five Tuesdays:

April 1, 15 & 29

and May 6 &20

1 p.m. — 3 p.m.

Please bring pen & paper

For more information contact Bruce Hasse

Email: ohnjca@comcast.net

Or Lili Khalili

Union City Library 510-284-0629


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