Saturday, June 04, 2016

Telling Your Story

            Everyone has a story to tell.  And each one is different and special.  As some of my readers know, I have been teaching Creative Writing workshops on How to Tell Your Story since 1971.  We Germans are not supposed to boast, but I have had well over 1,000 students in my workshops, which I continue to teach.  Several of writing students have written books including their stories.   Many more have written their stories and shared them with family and friends.

            “When are you going to write about what you teach?” students asked me over the years.  So I finally did.  The book is titled TELLING YOUR STORY: PRESERVE YOUR HISTORY THROUGH STORYTELLING. (Fulcrum Press, 2016).

            The book is in six parts:
 I: Why it’s important to write your story
II. Memory Joggers (Remembering what you thought you forgot)
            III. Background Information (how to do research)
            IV. Creating Your Story (How to do it)
            V, When is a Story Not a Story
            VI: Telling Your Story in Person (Speaking to a live audience, doing radio and TV

            To read more about the book, and to purchase a copy go to your local bookstore, or order from Amazon .com

THE OLD TIMER SAYS:  It’s never too late to write down your stories.

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT: Writing Workshop for 2016
Telling Your Story Workshop at The Clearing in Door County.  Friday, August 12, 9-4.  Call 920-854-4088 to get your name on the list. (Still Room)


June 7, 7:00 p.m. Cambria Library. Cambria Fire Dept. Community Center, Cambria.

June 11, 9-4 Writing Workshop, Wild Rose Library.  Telling Your Story

June 14, 9:00 a.m. Keynote speech. Country Heritage Day, St. John the Baptist Church, Montello. Barns of Wisconsin.

June 28, 11:00 a.m.  Larry Meiller Show. Wis. Public Radio.  Discussion of Roshara Journal and Telling Your Story (New Books)

June 28, Book Discussion.  Mystery to Me Book Store, Madison.  Details to follow.  Roshara Journal and Telling Your Story (New Books)

July 19, 11:00 a.m., Farm Technology Days, Snudden Farms, Lake Geneva, Walworth County. History of Wisconsin Agriculture.

August 9, 6:30 p.m. Winnebago County Historical Society.  Oshkosh Library.  History of Wisconsin Agriculture.

August 12 9-4, Writing Workshop, The Clearing, Door County.

August 20, 10:30-11:30 am.  Waupaca Annual Arts on the Square. 

Purchase Jerry’s DVDS and his Books from the Patterson Memorial Library in Wild Rose, Wisconsin (a fundraiser for them): 

The library now has available signed copies of Jerry’s DVDs:
 Emmy Winner, A Farm Winter with Jerry Apps (based on The Quiet Season book.)
 Jerry Apps a Farm Story (based on Rural Wit and Wisdom and Old Farm books.)

 The Land with Jerry Apps, (based on the book Whispers and Shadows.)
Also available are several of Jerry’s signed books including: Jerry’s newest novel, The Great Sand Fracas of Ames County. and Wisconsin Agriculture: A History.
Contact the library for prices and special package deals.
Patterson Memorial Library
500 Division Street
Wild Rose, WI 54984

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