Free seminars will be offered Feb. 13 from 6 -8 p.m. at the Oakland County’s Executive Office Building Conference Center in Waterford.
Thursday, January 31
A workshop to help homeowners delinquent on their mortgage or property taxes takes place Feb. 13 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Oakland County’s Executive Office Building Conference Center, 2100 Pontiac Lake Road, building 41W in Waterford. Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson initiated free seminars to help families protect their most valuable asset, their home. Preventing foreclosure and its negative impact on Oakland County families and communities is a priority for county and community leaders. The workshop is free and open to all Oakland County homeowners. “Losing a home due to foreclosure not only displaces a family, causing extreme distress, but it has a detrimental impact on a family’s finances, including the loss of earned …
"Write the Stories of Your Life" workshop at the Royal Oak Public Library is open to beginners as well as experienced writers.
Memoir is one of the most popular genres among writers today, thanks to the publication of classics like Annie Dillard's An American Childhood and Mitch Albom's Tuesdays with Morrie. "Writing can help us make sense of our own experiences -- and is a great way to preserve our memories," says Cindy La Ferle, a Royal Oak resident and nationally published writer. "There's so much interest in personal writing now, whether you're talking about full-length memoirs, blogs, or essays." While writing about your own life sounds easy enough, it can be overwhelming if you don't know how to get started. As La Ferle points out, it's not just a matter of coming up with a riveting story to tell. "You have to know how to craft and edit your work, and you …