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Take a class to write your story! We love giving conference workshops, keynotes, or speaking to service clubs. Scroll below for upcoming classes, and watch this short video. 

What former students have said: 

Upcoming classes, Fall of 2019/Spring 2020

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 – we will be covering new material! 

  • 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

Online class coming soon - photo of a woman outside with her laptop on a blanket in front of a garden

Write your story online class! 

  • New release date is targeted for November 23.
  • 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.* SAVE THE DATE FOR SPRING CLASSES *

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.
Sacramento class - details coming: photo of Lake Tahoe with snow-capped mountains in the background

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.

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
  • Registration details coming soon. 

Write your life story – Provo, Utah

  • All day, Saturday February 8, 2020
  • Cost is $79
  • Held at the Hampton Inn at 1511 S., 40 E. in Provo
  • Registration details coming soon. 

Typewriter with paper typed, "Story of my life."

Write your life story – 4 week community ed course – offered by Weber State University, Ogden, Utah

  • Tuesday mornings, 10:00 a.m. to noon 
  • February 18 – March 10
  • Held at the Weber State University Community Education Center 2605 Monroe, Blvd. 
  • Cost is to be determined by Weber State 
  • Former students have said this class is life changing
  • Registration will be published by WSU in early winter. Watch for a link here. 

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

  • Date and time are TBD, but we are tentatively looking at 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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