Friday, September 14, 2007

Write Your Memoir This Weekend

Sure, you have time, if you follow these guidelines and use only six words. This is what I came up with:
Poet in the city: pretty, gritty.

See the site for other samples, some of which are rather inspiring.

If you'd prefer to take more than six words to tell your story, you can always record something with StoryCorps for preservation in the Library of Congress. StoryCorps always had booths in Grand Central and would sometimes send a selection of recordings over to WYNC for playing in the morning. Listening to those stories of ordinary people reminded me of reading Studs Terkel's books, such as The Good War: An Oral History of World War II or Hard Times: An Oral History of the Great Depression.

In the UK, you can preserve your memories of specific historic sites by sending in thoughts about your experiences to the National Trust.

1 comment:

Dan said...

Couldn't wait for the weekend:

Apart from work, astride the seas.