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You May Not Be Michael Phelps, But You Still Have A Story To Tell -“Slices of Life” Memoir Writing Circles to Begin in September
Cheryl Butler-Stahle is on a quest to help people tell their stories one memoir at a time. Author of the book Slices of Life: The Art and Craft of Memoir Writing, Butler-Stahle has made it her mission to help others – especially seniors – put their stories to paper, while they are still here to tell them.
Butler-Stahle, a writing teacher and contributing author of a book of memoir vignettes entitled And the Wind Was No Longer Cold, created Slices of Life to help others who wish to write their own memoirs. The book is comprised of writing activities, prompts, and directions to help an aspiring writer get his or her story written and preserved for years to come.
Butler-Stahle gains tremendous satisfaction from her work. She has assisted an elderly World War II veteran, who was previously unable to speak of his experiences in battle, with putting his stories in writing. She has also worked with an elderly man who was instrumental in the development of the Manhattan Project to help him document his experiences. In addition to seniors, Butler-Stahle works with adoptive families, single parents and adults at every stage of their life.
“I feel that all people have a story to tell,” said Butler-Stahle. “They just need a little help in getting their creative juices flowing. That’s why I wrote this book. It takes what I do in writing workshops and puts it in an easy to use format so that anyone can put their stories to paper.”
In addition, Butler-Stahle will be conducting memoir writing workshops at Wegman's in Warrington (upstairs) on the following dates: Wednesdays 9/12, 9/19, 9/26, 10/3, 10/10, and 10/17 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. and Sundays 9/9, 9/16, 9/23, 9/30, 10/7, and 10/21 from 1:00-3:00 p.m. The cost is $75 for all six sessions and includes a copy of Butler-Stahle’s book. To reserve a space in one of Butler-Stahle’s memoir workshops, email email@example.com. To learn more about Butler-Stahle’s work visit www.yourbestwritinggroup.com or https://www.facebook.com/pages/Your-Best-Writing-Group/150517991722126
About Cheryl Butler-Stahle:
A self-described phoenix, Cheryl Butler-Stahle earned her BS from Virginia Tech her MS from George Washington University plus an M.Ed from Arcadia. She has taught writing classes in workshops and at charter schools, public schools, and colleges. Butler-Stahle’s writing has been published in Adoptions Today, Single Parenting and The Times Herald of Montgomery County (PA). Butler-Stahle writes the Happening Heroes column for Bucks Happenings as well as the Philadelphia Writing column on examiner.com. She is also the author of two books - a memoir of vignettes titled And the Wind Was No Longer Cold, and her most recent memoir guidebook, Slices of Life: The Art and Craft of Memoir Writing (available at Amazon.com, GoodReads, and www.yourbestwritinggroup.com). Butler-Stahle lives with her son Joshua in suburban Philadelphia.