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09/01/2010 Sevo, Ruta From Generation to Generation  (Byline: Dara Kahn)
IN BRIEF: "Part of it is introspection," says Ruta Sevo, APH member who participated in Pat McNees's life story writing class.
  Bnai-B'rith Magazine
    SUMMARY: "People today of all ages, stages, and backgrounds are taking up the rewarding art of writing personal memoirs and family histories, not only for the sheer joy of writing but with the hope of clarifying their own lives and passing their stories on to the next generation." their own lives and passing their stories on to the next generation. Pat McNees, an author, editor, and personal historian, teaches about life stories and legacy writing at the Writer’s Center in Bethesda, Md. There she encourages her students to write about whatever is most important to them—things they feel ambivalent about, difficult memories, pleasant ones—but always with an emphasis on storytelling. Participants read their work aloud and receive feedback from others in the class. She said that writing one’s life story in such a group setting with the help of a mature leader encourages people to view their past positively. This in turn promotes mental health and overall    

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