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Learn Why Your Life Story is an Important Part of History

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You might not think your life story has the makings of a bestseller, but sharing it provides an important link to the history of your family and community. The County of San Diego Library is hosting a conference offering tips and hands-on demonstrations to teach people how to document their lives.

The Oral History Conference is Saturday, March 6, from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the San Marcos Senior Center at 111 West Richmar Avenue. The event is hosted in partnership with California State University San Marcos National Latino Research Center. Highlights include:

  • Keynote speaker Victor Villaseñor, author of the bestseller “Rain of Gold,” which shared his family’s story from war-torn Mexico during the Revolution through present day
  • Writing workshop by Los Bilingual Writers, a local non-profit literary organization that mentors young creative writers and encourages seniors to tell their stories.
  • Photography workshop
  • Digital story stations, showing how to incorporate various types of media      

The event is free and includes lunch. Free child care is also available. It is part of the County Library’s Big Read, encouraging people to read and attend programs related to “Grapes of Wrath.”

To register, contact Ana Ardón at (760) 750-3505 or aardon@csusm.edu. For complete list of Library events, visit the County Library Web site