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Getting Started on Your Family Story

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Singapore Book Council Training Room

90 Goodman Road

Block E, #03-32, Goodman Arts Centre

*Please note that there is no lift access to the Training Room, 439053

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Organise and preserve treasured items and memories, search for family history through online databases, and share your family stories.

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Family is something close to our hearts. We all document our family in one way or the other: we take photographs, we save keepsakes from our childhood, we listen to and retell family stories.

This workshop will help you transform your photos, mementoes and memories into a family story that will be treasured by your family. Led by facilitators from The History Workroom, this workshop will

  • Provide tips on how to organise and preserve treasured items and memories;
  • Show how to use selected public databases and resources to search for details and historical context
  • Give examples on how to compile and write a meaningful story of your family
  • Explore the exciting options in presenting and sharing your family story.

Throughout the process, the facilitators will share their own experiences in family history and discuss several case studies to give participants ideas and inspiration for their own projects.

This is an in-person workshop and is suitable for anyone interested in family history.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Be able to organise and adopt effective methods of preserving family photos, documents and memories
  • Be able to use selected online databases to research their family history
  • Understand the pros and cons of various options for writing, presenting and sharing their family story; and
  • Develop a roadmap for their family story project.

Kinokuniya members and AFCC 2021 festival pass holders can enjoy 10% off the workshop fee for this programme. Please contact programmes@bookcouncil.sg for the discount code before online registration. Please note that only one promo code can be used for each purchase.

For enquiries, please email programmes@bookcouncil.sg

Facilitators

Dr Stephanie Ho & Dr Jaime Koh are from The History Workroom LLP. The History Workroom LLP is a research and writing consultancy specialising in Singapore and Southeast Asian history. Dr Jaime Koh is an experienced researcher, curator and author. She is also an adjunct history professor at the Culinary Institute of America (Singapore). Dr Stephanie Ho writes history-inspired books for children, teens and adults. Both are avid family historians.

The History Workroom publishes history-inspired books for children and teens. THW partners have also written several publications for adults, these include:

Singapore Childhood: Our stories then and now, Singapore Children’s Society & World Scientific, 2013 (author Jaime Koh)

Going Beyond Social Services: Safeguarding community, Beyond Social Services, 2019 (author Stephanie Ho)

Website: http://historyworkroom.com

Facebook: http://facebook.com/historyworkroom

Cancellation:

The workshop can be cancelled or postponed two weeks before the workshop date if the minimum number of participants is not met. Participants will be fully refunded for workshops cancelled by us.

Participants who are unable to attend a workshop they have registered for are to inform us of the reason two weeks before the workshop date. They will be fully refunded in the event of extenuating and mitigating circumstances (E.g. illness, bereavement, accidents) . Those who inform us up to 5 working days before the workshop date will receive a 50% refund. Those who did not turn up at the workshop will not receive a refund.

Upon registration, you are deemed to have read and understood the cancellation and withdrawal policy and accept the terms contained therein.

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Singapore Book Council Training Room

90 Goodman Road

Block E, #03-32, Goodman Arts Centre

*Please note that there is no lift access to the Training Room, 439053

Singapore

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Singapore Book Council (SBC) is a charity founded in 1968. Its vision is to Build Our Imagine-nation by developing creativity, imagination and original thought through writing, reading, illustrating and storytelling. Its mission is to fulfil this vision through books and literary art events, workshops, and awards, because it all starts with a story.

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As an independent charity with IPC status, the Singapore Book Council relies heavily on individual donations to help us promote a diverse, multilingual Singapore literature. Please donate to us so that we can organise more events like this, especially during this challenging time: https://www.giving.sg/singapore-book-council-limited

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