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.
"In the Beginning" This topic will focus on each woman's story and how they evolved. Their story may be about the beginning of a long and arduous
Stories about mothers, grandmothers, and being a woman
Author and personal historian Meghan Vigeant shares insights and plays audio recordings about life and storytelling gathered from the elders she has worked with over the years.
Learn how you can help a parent or grandparent save their life stories in this one-night class.
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...
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
"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.
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.
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.
Former Island Institute Fellow Meghan Vigeant will present a Musical History of Swan's Island with stories, song recordings, and photos from the Swan's Island Memory Project.
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.