How to Write an Obituary
Presented by Karen Faster
Writing an obituary can be a monumental and stressful task, especially when the author is overwhelmed with grief. Whether you want to write your own obituary or a memorial for someone you love, this workshop is for you. In addition to general ideas around how to write an obituary for a husband, wife, partner, parent or other family member, this obituary writing workshop will cover what to include, organization of content, how to work with relatives and the funeral home's role.
About the Instructor
Karen Faster learned to write obituaries as a cub newspaper reporter in rural Minnesota. In the decades since, she has written obituaries for relatives and helped friends draft obituaries for their family members. Now retired from years of editing policy analyses and research grant applications for the university, she's excited to share her expertise with the community.
Let us know you're coming
Anyone is welcome to join us for this free workshop. Registration is encouraged but not required, and drop-ins are welcome on the day of the event!
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