WAUSAU — The Marathon County Historical Society has added a session for the upcoming writers workshop that teaches people how best to preserve their personal stories in writing.

A Few Choice Words: A Writers Workshop will be offered two times: from 10 a.m. to noon Jan. 9 and again from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Jan. 12. Both will be held at the Woodson History Center, 410 McIndoe St., Wausau.

Your memories are indispensable, but how to write them in a way others might want to read? Join other writers and would-be writers at a workshop for people who want to preserve their personal stories.

Professional educator and writer Victoria Lindsay of Weston will lead this workshop. Through lecture, writing time during the workshop, and informative handouts, participants will learn ways to stimulate memories so they bubble to the surface, and will learn writing techniques that add zest and spice to their stories. The aim is to help people record their own stories, and will offer tips for writers at all experience levels.

Victoria Lindsay’s work has appeared in newspapers, literary magazines, books for children and adults, and online. She has performed her own material in schools, libraries, and onstage.

The cost of the workshop is $15 per person. There’s a limit of 12 participants; please register in advance. For more information or to register, call the Marathon County Historical Society at 715-842-5750.

Photo courtesy Marathon County Historical Society.