Everyone has a life story to tell. Life stories create links between your present and your family’s past, but the telling of it does not have to be a formidable, difficult or mysterious process. In this brief introduction to writing your life story, writer Yvonne Vassel will provide suggestions on getting started and achieving a satisfying outcome. You’ll explore the importance of capturing your story for future generations to cherish as well as where and how to start!
By participating in this program by writer Yvonne Vassel, you can expect to learn:
- where to begin telling your story.
- artifacts that assist the writing process.
- different techniques to employ during the story writing process.
This program is presented by Yvonne Vassel and is hosted by the Winter Park Health Foundation.
How to join the Zoom Program:
Upon registration for this program, you will receive two emails:
- One email from Eventbrite: you can either disregard this email or save it for your records. No action needed with this message.
- One email from the Center for Health & Wellbeing: this email will contain your link to join the Zoom meeting. Simply select the link and the Zoom Meeting will launch. Please allow yourself five – 10 minutes before program start to launch Zoom and confirm your technology is properly working.
By participating in this program, you agree to the CHWB’s Gracious Space policy.
About Your Program Presenter
Yvonne Vassel is a writer and consultant. She is a former journalist, public information officer for a Florida state agency, a college professor and a state director and field organizer for a national transportation non-profit. Yvonne C.T. Vassel has been a journalist and photographer with three daily newspapers: The New Haven Register, the Journal Courier, and the Orlando Sentinel. She was also a regional spokesperson for the Florida Department of Children & Families and a state director/writer for a non-profit working on Federal railroad legislation. Through it all, personal story has held the most power and interest to Vassel. Now, with Your Life in Words, she has immersed herself in writing and publishing life stories. Vassel strives to make the process a fun, interesting, and life-enhancing experience, and believes writing our life stories is a way to continue an ancient oral tradition of passing stories and lessons on to future generations. Vassel holds a Bachelor’s in Journalism/Communication from the University of Bridgeport, and a Master’s in Corporate Communication and Technology from Rollins College.