Writer on preserving life's stories

Jun 28, 2012
Eddie Adelman

Belfast — Maine writer, storyteller and personal historian Eddie Adelman will present Tell Your Life Story Wednesday, July 11 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in the Abbott Room of Belfast Free Library, 106 High St. The presentation is designed to encourage audience members to document their own life stories, it features a lively mixture of readings, music, instruction, inspiration and humor.

Adelman will offer easy-to-understand tips and instruction on memoir writing and oral histories. Woven in with the instruction are spoken excerpts from famous memoirs, as well as emotional songs that will underscore the value of passing along precious memories.

In addition to being a personal historian, Adelman is an AP Award Winning journalist, playwright and screenwriter. He has written for the Portland Press Herald, MPBN Radio, The Maine Times, Bangor Metro Magazine and Maine Seniors Magazine. He also appeared on the Bravo Network’s TV series “Situation: Comedy” for a sitcom pilot he wrote called "The Maine Dish." His poignant one-act play, "Mansion on the Hill," was turned into a short film and shown nationally at film festivals.

Admission to Tell Your Life Story is free but seating is limited, so early arrival is suggested.

Courier Publications' A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at 207-594-4401 or dernest@courierpublicationsllc.com.

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