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Making History: 1980s & 1990s

March 3, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

- $40 - $50

Join us for a series of weekly Author and Ghostwriter Kim Pearson teaches Making History workshop participants a comprehensive, easy to use, and fun method of exploring the times of their lives against a backdrop of historical events. She will lead them on a wild gallop through 20 years, from 1980 through 1999, exploring how they made a difference, what they contributed, what they witnessed, and how they can share their stories with others. They learn how to access buried memories through interactive techniques, sharing exercises, and non-critical discussion. They hear great stories from others and recount their own.

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Workshop Description

Making History workshops are based on Kim Pearson’s book Making History: how to remember, record, interpret and share the events of your life, briefly described on the following page. Because all workshops feature sharing, a minimum of six attendees is required. Purchase your tickets here through Eventbrite.

Eighties & Nineties Four-Week Workshop

One 90-minute session per week for 4 weeks; classes to be held on March 3, March 10, March 17, and March 24 from 10:00 AM until 11:30 AM at the Issaquah Depot.

This workshop covers the twenty years from 1980 through 1999, and all eight categories from Making History:

  • Economics & Politics
  • The Social Fabric
  • War & International
  • Technology & Science
  • Crime & Disaster
  • Arts & Entertainment
  • Lifestyle Activities
  • The Weird & Trivial


Participants learn and receive:

  • Entertaining “gallop” through the eight categories in Making History
  • Handouts of writing topic suggestions/questions for each category
  • Historical timelines handouts for each category
  • Detailed instruction in “Write to Remember Rules”
  • Class discussion of interpretation and sharing methods
  • Notebook for writing memory vignettes in class
  • Time to write, share, and listen to stories
  • 40% discount on the book Making History (purchase not necessary)

In this enjoyable workshop, participants receive many freebies. Kim hands out copies of timelines, sample topic questions, and notebooks. Participants also receive a discount on her book Making History, based on the workshops she has been teaching for nearly 20 years.


About Kim Pearson

Kim Pearson is an author, ghostwriter, and the owner of Primary Sources, a writing service that helps others become authors of polished, professional, and compelling books. She is the author of fifteen books, including award-winning Making History: how to remember, record, interpret and share the events of your life; and Dog Park Diary (ghostwritten for a dog!) She has ghostwritten (for people) more than 45 non-fiction books and memoirs, which tell the stories of a wide variety of people and cover a broad range of topics, from saxophones to finance, city histories to hypnotherapy, psychic horses to constipation, and many points in between. Her online program “Learn to Ghost” teaches others the fine art of ghostwriting. She teaches workshops and teleclasses on writing, history, and storytelling.


Register for this workshop series on Eventbrite. The cost for all four workshops is $50 ($40 for members of the Issaquah History Museums).






March 3, 2018
10:00 am - 11:30 am
$40 - $50


Issaquah Depot Museum
78 First Avenue NE
Issaquah, 98027 United States
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