Scholarships available for Life Writing Workshops with Edgar

Published 9:32 am Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Have you ever been told you should write a book about your life?

Everyone has a story to tell and, whether you want to leave a legacy for your grandchildren or simply desire to celebrate the individuals and events that shaped your life, recording your memories can be very rewarding.

In order to help you get started or organize what you’ve already written, local author, Robin A. Edgar conducts an annual life writing retreat based on her book, In My Mother’s Kitchen: An Introduction to the Healing Power of Reminiscence. The interactive workshop sessions will be held Oct. 4-6 at Wildacres atop a Pompey’s Knob Mountain in Little Switzerland, adjacent to the Blue Ridge Parkway and thousands of acres of the Pisgah National Forest.

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Women residing in western North Carolina, 21 years of age or older, are eligible to apply for The Candy Fund (TCF) scholarships for up to $250 or 50 percent of tuition/program costs (whichever is less). Qualified applicants will need to register for the retreat before they apply.

“Robin has a lovely way of bringing memories to the surface. I’ve learned a lot from her and plan to start writing down my thoughts each day because it’s so heartwarming to reminisce,” said previous workshop participant, Janice Joyce.