Writing Your Legacy Letter Workshop – Share Your Legacy with the People You Love
Writing Your Legacy Letter – Workshop
Instructor: Susan Collins
When: Saturday, November 4, 2-4pm
Where: Midwest Writing Center (RIPL, 401 19th St. Rock Island, IL 61201)
Cost: Free for MWC members // $5 for non-members
Former educator Susan Collins will lead a legacy letter workshop on Saturday, November 4. Thanks to the support of the Regional Development Authority, we are able to offer this workshop at a discount to the community!
A legacy letter is a document that preserves in writing information you want to share with loved ones or friends. The most common one is the ethical will dating from Jewish tradition centuries old. They have become more popular since 9/11. It is a wonderful complement to a legal will which distributes your possessions. The legacy letter insures that your voice is heard in your own words. They are not just for last testaments but also for other events in your life—birthdays, weddings, graduations, etc. Here’s a complete description:
“This two hour workshop will help you understand the purpose and importance of legacy letters sometimes called ethical wills. How do you pass on your values and beliefs to loved ones in your own words at special times in your life? You will leave the workshop with at least a beginning of a legacy letter of your own.
No writing experience is necessary just a desire to pass on your most important beliefs, values, and thoughts to those you love.”
To register, you can use the PayPal link below; or, call Ryan Collins at 309-732-7330 to pay over the phone; or send a check with a note to Midwest Writing Center, c/o RIPL, 401 19th St., Rock Island, IL, 61201.
Bio for Susan Collins:
Susan Collins is a former Moline High School teacher and Professional Certification Coordinator at Black Hawk College. She is a long time board member of the Midwest Writing Center, where she has led workshops on genealogical research. She has strong interests in family history, travel, and good conversations.Top of Form
This workshop is made possible thanks to the generous support of Koenig Law Firm, the Regional Development Authority and the Illinois Arts Council Agency.