Family writing workshop offers creative ways for parents, children to preserve memories

by Pamela Young, Published January 16, 2012

YPSILANTI - If you are looking for something to do during these gray days, pack up the family and drop by Eastern Michigan for a morning of fun when the Eastern Michigan Writing Project (EMWP) hosts "Make Way for Writing: A Family Writing Workshop," Saturday, Feb. 4, 10-11:30 a.m., at the EMU Student Center, 900 Oakwood St. in Ypsilanti. The event is free and open to the public.

The workshop is designed so families can share, draw and write stories about growing up. Parents and children of all ages will learn ways to call up significant memories, methods for getting started, and easy and practical techniques for helping each other as writers.  Participants will also discuss ideas for sharing their writing and how to continue family writing at home.

"This is a great opportunity for families to preserve memories through writing," said Kim Pavlock, the writing project's youth and family programs coordinator

Pavlock and Cathy Fleischer, EMWP co-director, will lead the workshop. Space is limited to 50 participants, so please RSVP as soon as possible by contacting Pavlock at


Pamela Young

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