First DYLS Reading a Great Success

Wednesday, December 10th, the participants of the Fall 2014 session of Document Your Life Story took part in the course’s first public reading. Pieces were prepared, chairs were set up and a table was laid with celebratory goodies. Members of the SMC and Lamorinda area filed in to hear engaging and meaningful stories from the personal lives of four very special women. I hardly believed that any of them were reading their own work for the first time. Each read with such poise and confidence, I was totally wowed. It has been an honor to get to know these writers and I will miss them greatly in the coming months.

DYLS Reading 12-10-14

Another section of Document Your Life Story will be offered Spring of 2015. The date of the first class is TBD, but will likely be sometime mid-February. Contact Lafayette Senior Services for more information on signing up for the course.

Cheers to wonderful semester!

– A.K. Carroll




Upcoming Events for DYLS

Readers and writers,

We have some exciting events coming very quickly as our semester speeds to a close.

First off, I am about to post our first student blog submission for the session, an essay from Janet Clark. Hopefully her fellow students will follow in her wake and soon there will be a broad sampling of some of the wonderful works that these writers have been working on right here on the blog.

Secondly, the due date is approaching for submissions from our writers for the Fall 2014 Writing Anthology. This printed compilation of student work will serve as both a keepsake from the class, as well as a physical means of sharing work with one another. Submissions are due by the end of November. Copies will be available at our reading on December 10th.

Which brings us to an exciting announcement! Document Your Life Story will be hosting its first ever Celebration of Writing Class Reading, during which members from the class will share some of their incredible stories. The reading will take place in the Elderberry Room of the Lafayette Community Center (500 St. Mary’s Road) on Wednesday, December 10th from 2:00-3:30 pm. Refreshments will be provided. Family, friends, and members of the community are invited to attend. Hope to see you there!