Legacy Writing: Captured Moments One Story at a Time

with Brenda Hudson, PhD

A 4-Week Virtual Workshop for Women

Tuesdays, Feb. 6, 13, 20, 27 – 2024

1:00 to 3:00 pm (EST)

To inquire about a partial financial need based scholarship, click here.

Course Description:

Create a written legacy of your life! Have you always wanted to document your life stories for family/loved ones but have never gotten around to it or don’t know where to begin? Perhaps you have started but are stuck or overwhelmed. Maybe you want to pen your stories just for yourself, without any intention of sharing. If any of these scenarios ring true, this class is for you. You will examine your past and construct written vignettes or “captured moments” of your life. You will look for themes in your life, as well as your values and beliefs, as a way to organize your work. The main focus of this class is to provide practical and creative ways to help you write, through effective journaling techniques. At the end of class, you will have a collection of stories and the know-how to continue your legacy writing, if desired. Min: 6 participants Max: 8

The February 2024 class will be Part II. Part I and II are not dependent on each other – you can start the course with Brenda whenever it is convenient for you! Brenda draws from different sections of her book, Story by Story: 15 Projects to Write Your Family Legacy for Part I and Part II. If you start with Part II – that is totally fine!

TO REGISTER: First, fill out the Registration/Waiver Form and then complete payment by clicking on the Add to Cart button below. Registration/Waiver is required in order to receive the Zoom link for the workshop – which will be sent 2 days prior to the start of the program.

Dr. Brenda Hudson is author of Story by Story: 15 Projects To Write Your Family Legacy.  Learn more about the book and Brenda here.


Brenda Hudson, PhD, is a teacher, certified journal facilitator, author, and creative writer. Brenda loves helping families capture their stories across generations. Her how-to book Story by Story: 15 Projects to Write Your Family Legacy is based on her successful legacy writing workshops. Writing has been a constant companion throughout Brenda’s life and career. As a child, she used writing to help figure things out, expressing thoughts and asking questions in her journal. In her adult life, she worked in journalism at NBC News in London and New York and at the BBC World Service Television in London. After living abroad for nearly 10 years, she returned to the Midwest, where she worked as a health sciences writer at the University of Minnesota and obtained her PhD from the university’s Department of Writing Studies. She is a credentialed journal facilitator through the Therapeutic Writing Institute. Today, in addition to leading creative writing workshops, she teaches academic writing to doctoral students.