Write your own story with help from library event


BROOKINGS – The Brookings Public Library will host writer Molly Barari to lead her “Heirlooms: Creative Life Writing” workshop at 6 p.m. July 12. This class will be presented virtually on Zoom.

Have you always wanted to record your memories on paper so your family can cherish your stories for years to come? 

This workshop provides writing prompts that encourage participants to pen their life memories through sensory detail. Creative writing has many benefits aside from preserving valuable memories. It helps sharpen the mind and provides a therapeutic outlet for emotions.

For the workshop, participants should have access to a notebook and pen or a Word program on their computer. 

Space is limited, and registration opens Tuesday. Call the library to reserve a spot. This program is funded by a grant from the South Dakota Humanities Council, an affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Barari is a South Dakota Humanities Council scholar living in Rapid City. She graduated in 2021 from University of South Dakota with her doctorate in adult and higher education, and she holds an M.F.A. in creative writing from Wilkes University. Barari has been teaching creative writing classes for several years, and she enjoys helping people share their life stories. She believes life stories are heirlooms that should be cherished and preserved for future generations. In her free time, Barari loves exploring the Black Hills with her husband, David. Learn more about Barari and her work at www.mollybarari.com.

More information about this and other events can be found on the Brookings Public Library website calendar (brookingslibrary.org) or on the library’s Facebook page (@bkglib). 

The mission of Brookings Public Library is to provide materials and information contributing to the education, recreation and quality of life for the Brookings community.

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