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Memoir Affinity Group


Thu 10 / 06 / 2022
1:00 PM to 2:30 PM


External Zoom and in-person

Who can attend

Open to all

Limited Capacity: 32 spots available




Deborah Hanlon

Hybrid: zoom + in person. If you are willing and able to host the our group at your home or have suggestions for specific topics or speakers, please let us know.  (We can limit the number of in-person attendees and will ask participants to register ahead of time.)

Thursday October 20 from 1-2:30 the Memoirs AG will hear about the Capitol Hill Overbeck Oral History Project by project manager and Capitol Hill Village member Bernadette McMahon. 

The Capitol Hill residental neighborhood is known for its vibrant and diverse community and has been home to people of all walks of life for more than two centuries. Early residents included members of Congress to Federal employees and Navy Yard personnel to munitions workers, craftsmen to slaves and freedmen.   The Overbeck Project captures the rich history of Capitol Hill by recording the recollections of its longtime residents and preserving other records of its facinating past. 



What's Your Story?

Have your children, grandchildren, or other young people in your life ever asked you what it was like when you were growing up? Have you ever thought about writing a memoir or creating an oral history? The Memoirs Affinity Group focuses on creating memoirs. Stories, as told by the people who lived them, reflect a unique piece of history and will be treasured by the storytellers, their families and maybe others for generations to come.

The Group meets on Zoom and sometimes in person to bring together people who are interested in creating a memoir with people who have already done so. The group attempts to create a space where participants can share approaches to getting started, resources for creating memoirs and ways to stay motivated to create memoirs for themselves, family members and others.

Gatherings will include guest speakers and  group discussion on topics such as: getting started, obstacles to revealing memories, writing habits and staying motivated, and major themes and threads creating your story. Come, share your story