Personal Histories, Freelance Writing Services and Workshops for Individuals, Families and Non-Profits

Write Your Stories Down Now

Get help today to transform the family tales APH logoyou’ve told at your kitchen table into written stories in book form that you can be proud to share with family and friends. As a personal historian, I pay attention to you and your stories, helping you understand the value your of your experiences. I help you to do what you’re sure you’ll get around to someday, which is to write down all those family stories you carry around in your head. Many of those stories you think of often, but there are others you believe you’ve long forgotten. You talk, I listen and ask questions, record what you’ve said, transcribe the conversation, then transform your words into a written form that preserves your voice. My years of experience as a professional storyteller and writer are put to work for you. It’s your story told in first person, which reads with the liveliness that only occurs when there is an interested audience—that’s me!

The Magic of Sharing your Stories

When you write your stories down, your children and grandchildren will grasp that you once were quite young, just like them. Imagine reading stories out loud from your very own book with your grandchildren. They will smile, laugh, perhaps cry, and will surely feel closer to you.   To get started, or for more information, please contact me.   Marjorie@marjorieturner.com

  • Personal Histories in manuscript and book form
  • Interactive Memoir Writing and Storytelling workshops
  • Presentations
  • Scanning of vintage photos and audio recording stories about these photos, then sharing your photos and stories through www.Legacystories.org

Grant awarded! The Bellingham/Mendon Veteran’s Oral History Project was just awarded a Massachusetts Cultural Council grant to assist in the work of gathering and preserving US veteran’s stories, and stories of those who served on the homefront during WWII. Marjorie Turner Hollman is the producer for this project. Listen to stories that have been recorded so far at http://tinyurl.com/mwaoxaa This program is supported in part by a grant from the (name of local cultural council), a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.”

Publications

 

Silver Lake Sampler   A collection of personal history excerpts, as told to Marjorie Turner Hollman. http://tinyurl.com/ceh7exf

Splitting Seeds: Songs and Stories from the Threshing Floor. A compilation of poems, pen and ink drawings and narrative reflections of Mary Potter. A faith journey from severe depression and anorexia to a life of wholeness. http://tinyurl.com/8twg4xw

From Minnesota to Florida: Finding a Place in the Sun–Kuhl Family Stories, Letters and more. Personal History of the Glen and Don Kuhl Families http://tinyurl.com/cwk3prv

Certifications

livinglegacylogoCertified Legacy planner, (CLP)  through the Legacy Stories International Association of Storykeepers (I-ASK)  www.LegacyStories.org

Memberships

Association of Personal Historians, Chapter Coordinator, MA-RI-CT; www.personalhistorians.org   Bellingham Business Association (BBA); http://bellinghambusinessassociation.org/  Producer, Bellingham/Mendon Veteran’s Oral History Project, supported in part by ABMI Cable 8 and the Bellingham Cultural Council; Web: http://marjorieturner.com Email: marjorie@marjorieturner.com Phone: 508-883-3443