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Guided Autobiography

  • November 05, 2019
  • January 14, 2020
  • 8 sessions
  • November 05, 2019, 1:00 PM 3:00 PM
  • November 12, 2019, 1:00 PM 3:00 PM
  • November 19, 2019, 1:00 PM 3:00 PM
  • November 26, 2019, 1:00 PM 3:00 PM
  • December 03, 2019, 1:00 PM 3:00 PM
  • December 10, 2019, 1:00 PM 3:00 PM
  • January 07, 2020, 1:00 PM 3:00 PM
  • January 14, 2020, 1:00 PM 3:00 PM
  • EPRA 800 34 Ave SW

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PictureJoin Christie Simmons, from Bespoke Chronicles, for an 8 week Guided Autobiography program.  The group will look at experiences like major turning points, family, health, work, even death, and tackle exercises and questions that will help spark your creativity, self awareness and memories.  

Join Christie Simmons, from Bespoke Chronicles, for an 8 week Guided Autobiography program.  The group will look at experiences like major turning points, family, health, work, even death, and tackle exercises and questions that will help spark your creativity, self awareness and memories.  

For each session, you will be asked to write a two page story on a particular theme and share it with the other participants (you are only asked to share what you are comfortable sharing).  

Christie Simmons grew up in Elbow Park and remains an active community member.  Here is her story:

'm a writer and designer with Bespoke Chronicles -- an organization that captures and produces personal life stories, family histories, memoirs, thoughts, ideas, values, adventures… combined with photographs and images in beautifully designed one-of-a-kind keepsake books. 

I've spent the last 25 years capturing an array of stories and ideas in writing. Beyond the work I'm doing now to gather and help share individual life stories, I've worked as a freelance writer for a broad variety of organizations and contributed numerous pieces to the Globe and Mail’s extra sections. I maintain active connection with other members of the now defunct Association of Personal Historians and have just earned certification in Reminiscence and Lifestory Work through the University of Wisconsin-Superior. 

The cultural and personal value in sharing life stories and experiences is massive and I am enormously honoured to be doing this work. It's wonderful working with people who want to pass along their values and beliefs -- people who want to seize the opportunity to tell those close to them who they are, what they’ve seen, what they’ve done with their lives. The books I help create — whether they celebrate a milestone, capture a family history or simply share personal stories and adventures — become family heirlooms and in some cases valuable societal treasures. 

In addition to personal history work, I funnel my writing and creative efforts towards songwriting and am an active, performing songwriter (see christiejsimmons.com).




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