23 2017

Everyone Has a Story

10:45AM - 12:00PM  

This Federation event will be held at Congregation Knesset Israel 16 Colt Road
Pittsfield, MA 01201

Contact Nancy Maurice Rogers
413-442-4360 x 15

The Jewish Federation of the Berkshires Connecting with Community welcomes Kitty Axelson-Berry, president of Modern Memoirs Publishing, Inc. as she shares tips on how to organize and create a memoir of your own life experiences.

Axelson-Berry will share a plethora of practical tips and real stories about writing and self publishing memoirs.  At the very least, she will help attendees create a game plan. At the most, she can help bring that memoir to fruition.  This special two-session program will be divided as follows.

Session 1: (January 23) At the Beginning
You will learn:

  • How it feels to write a memoir
  • How memoirs are organized
  • How memoirs are developed
  • How memoirs are written

Session 2: (January 30) Going Deeper
You will learn:

  • How it feels to revise the content of your own memoir
  • How memoirs are processed
  • How it feels to self-publish your own memoir

Kitty Axelson-Berry is president of Modern Memoirs Publishing, Inc., a writing, editing, and publishing service specializing in memoirs and family histories that she founded in 1994.  She also founded the Association of Personal Historians (1995) and is an active member of the Jewish Community of Amherst.

This free program is part of the Federation’s Connecting With Community Series and will be followed by a kosher hot lunch. Lunch is a $2 suggested donation for adults over 60 years of age or $7 for all others. Advance reservations are required for lunch and can be made by calling (413) 442-2200 before 9 a.m. on the day of the program.