How to write your life story

Capture your recollections in a book that will become the most cherished gift you ever give your children

Connie Lounsbury will be the featured speaker at the Breakfast Club Program held on Wednesday, June 13, from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the Stearns History Museum in St. Cloud. The topic will be “How to write your life story.”

Connie Lounsbury is an award-winning author of four books and 24 short stories published in several national books and magazines. She is part of the Guideposts family of writers and has taught writing classes through community education for many years. Her next book will be released soon. It is the story of a man who started an orphanage in Africa. She also works with many people in the writing of their own stories.

Connie has been a public speaker for many years as well. She presents a program on “How God Speaks to Ordinary People” at church events as well as speaking on “How to Write Your Life Story” at libraries, senior centers and history museums.  Her newest book is her own memoir entitled, “Thrift Store Shoes.” It will be available at the Museum gift shop at the time of her presentation.

Connie Lounsbury will guide you through the topics: how to get started, selecting your story format, recapturing wonderful moments you thought you had forgotten, revealing skeletons in your closet, inhibitions, choosing a title and writing your memoir.

There is no charge for Stearns History Museum members to attend the presentation; admission for non-members is $5. For information about Breakfast Club or the Museum, please call (320) 253-8424. The American Association of Museums accredits the Stearns History Museum and Research Center.  It is located at 235 33rd Avenue South in St. Cloud.