Lori Stokan Smith

lori stokan smith

Lori Stokan Smith is a published in How I Met My Other: Furry Friends, Onward, and Homeward. She is a Birren-certified Guided Autobiography Instructor who teaches Life Story Writing classes, as well as facilitates a monthly writing group for the past nine years. She is a board member of the Bloomingdale Writers Connection and the Bloomingdale Friends of the Library. She provides feedback on audio stories for the Listen Project, which can be found on Spotify and also includes Lori’s audio stories Where is my Underwear? and Total Eclipse of our Lives.) Writing is her passion. 

You've Got a Great Life Story---Now What? (with Val Perry)

You’ve collected some very interesting life stories, but now what do you do with them? Are they good reads for family, friends, or a much broader audience? This writing workshop walks you through parts of a vetted process of transforming your life stories into an integrated collection by touching on critical life branching points. Using writing prompts and hands-on activities, discover how to broaden your life stories and prepare them for a larger audience. Over three hundred local writers have published and recorded their stories using this method, and examples of their work will be shared. (2 hours)