Workshop focuses on preserving family memories in writing

NoteTakingNorman Public Library Central is giving genealogy researchers and those just interested in preserving the stories that make their family what it is with the program Saving Family Memories, set for 6 p.m. Friday, March 3, in the Lowry Room.

Author Louise Farmer Smith will lead the workshop, focusing on helping participants get in writing stories of their family history.

Smith is a former winner of the PEN/New England Discovery Award and author of several novels, including One Hundred Years of Marriage: Cadillac, Oklahoma, which looks back at the family histories of four generations within on American family. She is a Norman native.

The program is part of this year's PLS Big Read and is for ages 12 and up. The PLS Big Read, in its 11th year, is focusing on the novel Being Mortal by Atul Gawande.

Space is limited, so registration is required in advance to attend.