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Memoir Sharing Group: The Stories of our Lives

September 25 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

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An event every week that begins at 11:30 am on Friday, repeating until October 17, 2020

Introductory Meeting

Friday, September 11th, 10-10:30 AM

Our memories are a treasure chest of riches! It is filled with stories of our family, our accomplishments, our friendships, our work, and our traditions. There were first times, last times, times of joy and times of sadness.

Discover the many rewards of capturing your life stories and sharing them with others, learn the difference between an autobiography and a memoir, and hear details about the exciting upcoming memoir sharing group starting in the AFRI virtual community center. Whether you are an experienced and accomplished writer, have never written much at all, or prefer oral storytelling to writing, you’ll find a comfortable place to begin your memoir journey. If you have thought about capturing your life stories, and are curious about how to begin, this meeting will be both informational and inspiring.


Contact the group leader via email at brushdance2008@gmail.com to reserve your spot

Subsequent Sessions

  • 1st session: September 25th from 10 AM-11:30 AM
  • 2nd session: October 2nd from 10 AM-11:30 AM
  • 3rd session: October 9th from 10 AM-11:30 AM
  • 4th session: October 16th from 10 AM-11:30 AM


The weekly group meetings will be held live via Zoom. Participants may write and read their stories, or simply tell their stories. The group leader will provide weekly topics and written thought starters to help everyone get those memories flowing. A private Facebook group, accessible only to group participants, will allow us to share our written stories and any thoughts or comments about our memoir journey together. (Though you will need a Facebook account to participate, you need not use it for anything other than this group if you so choose.)


If you missed the informational meeting and have questions about the group before you register, please feel free to contact the group leader via email at brushdance2008@gmail.com


About the Group Leader

Lois Erhartic wore many hats in her career. Among them are business coach, motivational speaker, meeting organizer, sales trainer, and marketing consultant. She retired to care for her aging parents who moved from NY to a continuous-care community here in Rhode Island. Lois spent many days each week with them and their neighbors and developed and taught a few different classes to supplement the activities already being offered.  When Covid 19 hit, she organized (and still leads) a memoir writing group via social media to provide creative and social stimulation for herself and others. Lois is also a watercolor artist, mother, wife and grandmother.


Visit her website to learn more: https://www.loiserhartic.com/



September 25
11:30 am - 1:00 pm
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RI United States