Writing Workshop: Skills Learned From Family & Friends- ROEN

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Writing Workshop: Skills Learned From Family & Friends- ROEN

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Although we have acquired some of our skills in school and in the workplace, we have also learned some of them from family and friends. For example, our parents, uncles and aunts, grandparents, and siblings may have helped us develop skills in cooking, sewing, gardening, home maintenance, driving, and many more. Family and friends may also have taught us—either directly or through example–how to interact with others.  In this workshop, we will write about some of these skills and how they have served us throughout our lives.

Duane Roen has been tracing his roots since his teenage years, building a database with more than 32,000 ancestors. He and his wife, Maureen Roen, have also been recording their family history since 1978 by writing more than 21,000 pages of daily journal entries on their children and other family members. Combining his professional and personal interests, Duane worked with colleagues to establish courses on writing and recording family history at Arizona State University. He also is founding coordinator of the Project for Writing and Recording Family History in the College of Integrative Sciences and Arts at ASU. 


August 7
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm MST
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