Last Words: Writing Obituaries for Those Who are Left out- Summer 2022

Do you know someone- a friend, relative or a figure from the past who never received an obituary in your local newspaper or in the New York
Times? Honor their life and remedy this injustice by writing the obituary yourself. Bring an example of someone who has been left out and with some facts about her life: birth/death dates, where she lived, how she used her life, and if possible, a photograph. We will share these and then settle down to writing the obituary, using suggestions and reading the results to the class in order to edit and complete a final version. Look online to see what length is appropriate, say for the Lexington Herald Leader.

Sallie Bingham is an American author, playwright, poet, teacher, feminist activist, and philanthropist who has taught workshops in memoir at the Carnegie Center, The Taos Writing Center, and other venues over the past ten years. She has published three memoirs, and her next, Little Brother will be published by Sarabande Books in 2022.

This class is suitable for all levels.

Start Date
Saturday, June 18th
June 18th - June 18th
10:00am - 2:00pm

Sallie Bingham

Carnegie Center
251 W. Second St.

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