Writing workshop for seniors coming to Colusa Library 

 

The Colusa County Library will host a free workshop for adults age 60 and older about “Finding the Gold in Your Life Stories.”

The workshop will be held from 12:30-2:30 PM, on Wednesday, Feb. 21, at the Colusa County Library, 738 Market St., Colusa.

Linda Joy, of Williams, is the presenter. She is a solo performer, storyteller, and writer. She has performed at Stagebridge in Oakland, The Marsh in San Francisco, and multiple venues in Washington and Arizona.

In her earlier work life, Joy was a sociology professor at Cal State University, San Marcos, and research director at the Social and Behavioral Research Institute where she directed community studies. She has a doctorate in Sociology of the Arts from Northwestern University in Evanston, IL.

This workshop is geared to help people discover the stories in their everyday life, and show them how to tell or write them so that others may learn from them.

Joy will talk about the differences between written and oral storytelling, how to include life’s turning points into stories, reports vs. stories, truth in storytelling, and discovering stories in the mundane.■