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07 March 2011

Forever Remembered: Writing Your Autobiography with Francine Brevetti

Thursday, Apr 21, 2011
1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

California Genealogical Society and Library
2201 Broadway, Suite LL2
Oakland, California 94612

Francine Brevetti, noted journalist, author and biographer will show you how to make the writing of your autobiography easy. Whether you want to leave a legacy for your children or simply thirst to be known – writing your own life story is a great way to savor the richness of your life. In fact, most people shrink from this task. It seems too overwhelming. Francine Brevetti will show you how to make writing your autobiography simple, delicious and illuminating.

In this workshop you will learn how to:
  • Organize yourself to accomplish this project
  • Stimulate memories of the the important moments of your life
  • Discover a discipline to write and keep writing
  • Come to look at your life in a new light
  • The rudiments of research
You’ll leave with:
  • A template that will help you organize your material.
  • Suggestions for tools to use in this healing work.
  • The opportunity to share some of your own memories.
Best of all: You'll get started!

This workshop is limited to forty participants and is a free benefit of membership. Non-members fee is $20.00 (non-refundable) and can be applied towards membership on the day of the workshop.

Preregistration is required. Walk-ins will not be admitted. Registration confirmations will be sent to the first forty participants to register. Additional names will be collected and placed on a waiting list in case of cancellations.

Register online.

Francine Brevetti, a native of San Francisco, is a longtime journalist who started her writing career in the late 1970s with America's oldest daily, The Journal of Commerce. In she moved to Hong Kong where she freelanced for almost thirteen years as a business writer. During that time wrote a guidebook to China and she contributed to American, British, Australian and Asian English-language dailies, magazines and trade journals. In 1997, she returned to San Francisco where she still lives. She secured a commission to write the history of America's oldest Italian restaurant, Fior d'Italia. The book The Fabulous Fior – over 100 Years in an Italian Kitchen sold well and is now out of print.

She worked as a business reporter for the Oakland Tribune from 1998 to 2008. She has been writing clients biographies for several years and conducts workshops teaching people how to write their own.

Copyright © 2011 by Kathryn M. Doyle, California Genealogical Society and Library