02 April 2009

San Diego: Write your life story, April 12

Writing your life story is more than listing facts and dates. If you do that, your future descendants will be bored to death.

The biggest lesson journalist Marsha Kay Seff learned from her deceased parents, Manny and Toba Seff, is “without laughter, growing old is no laughing matter." To keep her sense of humor honed she is teaching classes in “Writing Your Life Story.”

The San Diego Jewish Genealogical Society will host Seff in a program on writing the story of your life at its next meeting. It begins at 1pm, Sunday, April 12, at the Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center in La Jolla.

Seff - a reporter for 40­ years - knows the secrets of writing a life story and its milestones, and how to to highlight life's ups and down. Learn how to leave your descendants a part of you they will cherish.

A San Diego Union Tribune columnist for 24 years, Seff knows how to make a story. For 12 years, she wrote a column on aging and caregiving until she left the paper in 2008. She'll show how her years of caregiving influenced her writing.

For more information on this event and the SDJGS (founded in 1982), click here.

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