Legacy Writing: Captured Moments for Future Generations

with Brenda Hudson, Ph.D.

A Virtual Workshop for Women

THIS WORKSHOP WILL BE OFFERED AGAIN IN THE FALL OF 2023.  Check back for more information.

4 Sessions: 2 hours each

Cost: $125

Partial need-based scholarships available

Course Description:

Create a written legacy of your life! Have you always wanted to document your life stories for future generations but have never gotten around to it or don’t known 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. Max: 8 participants – Min: 6

REGISTRATION is two part. 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 a few days prior to the start of the program.


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.