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Take a class to write your story! We love giving conference workshops, keynotes, or speaking to service clubs. Our audiences range from businesspeople to genealogy buffs to church groups. Whether you want to write your own memoir, create videos or learn how to do oral history interviewing, we have a class that can help you be off and running.  

Upcoming classes, Fall of 2019/Spring 2020

What is the theme of your story, and how do you write about the hard stuff? – Ogden, Utah

  • Saturday Sept. 7, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
  • Weber State University Downtown (on Washington Blvd), Ogden, Utah
  • Cost: $23 (+ Eventbrite fee)
  • Capacity: 14 students
  • Note: this workshop will be filmed and may be used in the online version of our class.
  • Click here for more details or to register

Write your life story – 4 week community ed-style course – Salt Lake City, Utah

  • Tuesday mornings 10 a.m. to noon
  • September 10, 17, 24 and Oct. 1
  • Cost is $79 (+ Eventbrite fee)
  • This is the first time we’re teaching an in-depth class in Salt Lake City! It is the same 4-week writing class we are teaching through Weber State, just duplicated after we had requests in Salt Lake City. 
  • Salt Lake City, Address: 435 W. 400 S., #101, in the event space at the New Pathways Center.
  • Former students have said this class is life changing. 
  • Click here for more details or to register

Typewriter with paper typed, "Story of my life."Write your life story – 4 week community ed course – offered by Weber State University, Davis, Utah

  • Tuesday evenings, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
  • September 10, 17, 24 and Oct. 1
  • Held at the WSU Davis Community Education Center in Clearfield, Utah
  • Cost is $79
  • Register early because it sold out last time
  • Former students have said this class is life changing
  • Click here for more details and to register with Weber State

Teen writing class- 2 students sitting at a wooden table with books and diariesTeen class – write your story, Ogden and Roy, Utah

  • Free youth class in partnership with Boys and Girls Club of Northern Utah:
  • An 8-week youth class for students in the  7th to 12th grades
  • Taught in Ogden on Mondays or Roy on Wednesdays from 4-5 p.m.
  • Starts September 23/25 and runs for 8 weeks
  • To sign up: email melaniec@bgcweberdavis.org or call (801) 627-2701, ext 8.
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Sacramento surprise – October, Northern California

  • Rachel will be in the Sacramento, California area in October and is planning to put a class together while she is in town. The date, location and topic are still in process.
  • Please email us if you are interested, and we will send you a specific notification.

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Write your story online class! 

  • Release date is targeted for October 19.
  • Cost and registration details are still in the works.  

If you are interested now, please email us using the contact form below to receive details and a coupon code via email.Small group writing class - photo of a mountainside with trees in fall colors with a red leaf in the foreground on a piece of wood6-week small-group writing class – Ogden, Utah

  • Tuesday evenings from 6 – 7:30 p.m. 
  • Oct 8, 15, 22, 29; Nov 5 and 12. 
  • Held at Weber State University Downtown, board room (Washington Blvd.)
  • Cost $107 (+Eventbrite fee)
  • Register early because the last group sold out and capacity is limited to 14 students. 
  • We recommend that read How to Storyboard and/or take the “Write your Life Story” community education class (in person or online) as a prerequisite because this writing group assumes some familiarity with storyboarding. 
  • Click here to read more or register


Practical tools to write, edit, and publish your life story – a one-time workshop in Ogden, Utah

  • Tuesday, February 4, 6:00-8:00 p.m. 
  • Held at Weber State University Downtown
  • Cost is $7

Write your life story – Provo, Utah

  • All day, Saturday February 8, 2020

Write your life story – Weber State University daytime class, Ogden, Utah

  • February 18, 25, March 3, and 10, 10:00 to noon
  • Weber State Community Education Center at 2605 Monroe Blvd, Ogden, UT 84401
  • Cost – TBD by Weber State

RootsTech 2020, Salt Lake City, Utah

  • Practical Tools for Family History Storytellers. Power hour format with Laura Hedgecock, Rhonda Lauritzen and Rachel J. Trotter (Session ID: RT5012)
  • Oral History for Beginners – Interviewing is Key. Traditional session format with Rhonda Lauritzen and Rachel J. Trotter, (Session ID: RT7993)
  • Sensitive subjects – writing about the hard stuff. Traditional session with Rhonda Lauritzen and Rachel J. Trotter. (Session ID:RT8384)
  • Picture This – Use Photos and Graphics in your Story. Power hour format with Valerie Elkins, Rachel J. Trotter and Rhonda Lauritzen. 

Write your life story – Logan, Utah

  • Saturday, March 14 all day

6-week small group writing class – Ogden, Utah – all-new material! 

  • Tuesday evenings from 6 – 7:30 p.m. 
  • March 17, 24, 31; April 7, 14, 21
  • Weber State University Downtown (Washington Blvd.)
  • Cost $107. 
  • Capacity is limited to 14 students. 

6-week small group writing class – webinar format

  • Tentative schedule subject to change, based on demand: Wednesdays, 10 a.m. to noon, MST
  • March 18, 25, April 1, April 8, April 22

Write your life story – surprise location – somewhere beautiful, outside Utah! 

  • Rhonda will be taking her family on vacation and has decided to teach a one-day Saturday class wherever they land. Details coming soon. 

Coming soon: Online version of “Write your life story”

If you would like to be notified of upcoming classes, or to request one in your area, drop us a note below. This goes straight to our in box. 🙂 We love going where there is a demand. 

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