Maine Genealogical Society
Oct
7
12:30 pm12:30

Maine Genealogical Society

  • Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

The Greater Portland Chapter of the Maine Genealogical Society hosts author and personal historian Meghan Vigeant of Hope, Maine. Vigeant will share insights and play audio recordings about life and storytelling gathered from the elders she has worked with over the years. 


A Rural Life for ME
Mar
29
6:30 pm18:30

A Rural Life for ME

  • Penobscot Marine Museum

Author and personal historian Meghan Vigeant shares stories and plays audio recordings about Maine’s hardscrabble rural life gathered from the elders, larger-than-life characters, and tricksters she has worked with over the years.

Save Someone’s Life Story
Feb
7
6:00 pm18:00

Save Someone’s Life Story

  • Camden Hills Regional High School, Rm 224

Learn how you can help a parent or grandparent save their life stories in this one-night class.

Don't Write Your Memoir in the Dark
Nov
12
10:00 am10:00

Don't Write Your Memoir in the Dark

  • Maine Authors Publishing

Don’t Write Your Memoir in the Dark, a workshop for memoir writers and those who want to help them

Take non-solo writing methods out for a test drive: writing groups, coaches, editors, interviewing, audio, and ghostwriters.

Free Memoir Session
Mar
17
1:00 pm13:00

Free Memoir Session

  • Stories To Tell

WHO: Anyone interested in hiring me for a book or audio project
WHAT: A free short memoir recording session with Meghan. It's an interview and it's FUN! Take home a CD of your audio memoir recording.

WHEN: Every Third Thursday (next one: February 18)

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Memories into Memoirs: a Talk about Personal History
Feb
4
2:00 pm14:00

Memories into Memoirs: a Talk about Personal History

  • Bartlett Woods Retirement Community

Personal historian Meghan Vigeant will talk about how to turn your stories into a memoir or family history book, and how to it can be easy and fun. You'll learn how saving your stories can even help your grandchildren...

Travel Memoir Class
Oct
20
Nov 17

Travel Memoir Class

Have you traveled somewhere and now you long to return? In this class we’ll take you back through the power of writing. We’ll talk about the big question: why write your travel memoir? We’ll also cover...

Memoir 101
Oct
13
6:00 pm18:00

Memoir 101

  • Five Town Adult Education

Here’s the good news: there is more than one way to “write” a memoir. This one-session class provides an overview of different methods for documenting personal stories. We’ll cover...

Maine Memories of Farming, Fishing & Forestry
Sep
26
2:00 pm14:00

Maine Memories of Farming, Fishing & Forestry

  • Common Ground Country Fair, Unity, Maine

This year at the Common ground Country Fair I’ll be sharing stories of Mainers who have worked the land and sea. These are the true tales of Maine's great traditions and characters: farmers, loggers, river drivers, and fishermen. Come have a listen!

Mini-Memoir Day at Skidompha
Sep
16
10:00 am10:00

Mini-Memoir Day at Skidompha

Stories to Tell is giving away free mini-memoirs on Wednesday September 16 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m at the Skidompha Library in Damariscotta, Maine. Mini-memoirs are fee audio recordings of someone telling a personal story. Participants will receive a CD of their mini-memoir to take home and share with family, friends, and future generations. 

Mini-Memoirs at Mini-Maker Faire
Sep
12
11:00 am11:00

Mini-Memoirs at Mini-Maker Faire

We're running a Mini-Memoir booth at the Mini-Maker Faire on September 12 in Camden. Mini-memoirs are free audio recordings of someone telling a personal story in 10 minutes or less. Participants will receive a CD of their free mini-memoir to take home and share with family, friends, and future generations.

Writing a Readable Memoir
Dec
4
2:00 pm14:00

Writing a Readable Memoir

  • Thomaston Public Library

Everyone has a story worth writing, but if you want your You-Tube-Twitter-texting grandchildren to actually read your book you’ll want to hone it, shape it, and craft it with care. 

Micronesia (An Illustrated Talk)
Oct
29
6:30 pm18:30

Micronesia (An Illustrated Talk)

  • Rockport Public Library

Paul Marshall spent five years in Micronesia as a Medical Missionary in the 1960s and will present an illustrated talk on the history of Micronesia and his experiences there, on Thursday, Octover 22 at 6:30pm at the Rockport Public Library 

 

Oct
9
5:00 pm17:00

Writing Your Memoir & Family History Book Basics

  • Camden Hills Regional High School

This one-session workshop provides an overview of the steps involved in writing and publishing a memoir or family history book for you or your family. We’ll do a memoir writing exercise and discuss the benefits of writing and preserving family stories. We’ll cover tips and resources for writing, research, editing, book design, printing, and binding. 

Sep
9
7:00 pm19:00

Show & Tell (Camden)

"Show & Tell" for all ages on Tuesday, September 9, at 7:00 pm at the Camden Public Library - Camden, Maine. Everyone remembers hauling a treasured possession to school and telling classmates why it mattered. The public is invited to bring old photos, letters, family mementos, or even an “ancient” artifact to show and tell the stories behind these items. Participants have shared all kinds of interesting items and stories of haunted paintings, juicy teenage diary entries, Grammy & Grampy’s jammies, a baby grand Steinway piano, musical recordings, special books, and a journal from 1810 with stories about the crazy neighbor lady.

Anyone is welcome to join in the fun and become part of the conversation. Participants do not have to show and tell; they can just look and listen. The event is free and promised to be fun with stories that will warm the heart.

Six-Word Memoirs at the Mini-Maker Faire
Sep
6
10:00 am10:00

Six-Word Memoirs at the Mini-Maker Faire

  • Camden Public Library

Write and illustrate your story in just six words. Personal historian Meghan Vigeant and artist Alexis Iammarino will be on hand to guide the writing and design of an  illustrated six-word memoir. Participants will have the option of having their finished pieces photographed and shared with the community, possibly online or as a book.

Show & Tell {Rockland}
Aug
23
10:30 am10:30

Show & Tell {Rockland}

  • Rockland Public Library

It’s time for grown-up Show & Tell – but this time without the gerbils. Bring an object and share the story behind it. Rockland Library. Aug 23. 10:30 am.

Memoir from Memorabilia
Mar
8
Apr 5

Memoir from Memorabilia

In this workshop series we'll share our photos, letters, and family recipes and stories. We'll use memorabilia and storytelling to inspire and hone our memoir writing.