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Come Zoom with Me: Writing the Life You’ve Lived

This post was written by guest blogger Sylvia Lovely, a Lexington restauranteur, radio show host, author, speaker and teacher for our upcoming online class in partnership with the Carnegie Center for Literacy and Learning, “Writing the Life You’ve Lived”, happening via Zoom on April 29th. 

Owing to our collective creativity, COVID-19 cannot stop progress. We turn to technology in an era of “business NOT as usual”. Instead of meeting in the beloved Good Foods Co-op Community Room, we will Instead be utilizing Zoom, which specializes in interactive on-line conversations, for the “Writing the Life You’ve Lived” class.

The class will be held as scheduled on Wednesday, April 29 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Presented in conjunction with Carnegie Center for Literacy and Learning, you will be fully schooled in how to use Zoom! As usual, you will register for the class on Eventbrite.

This seminar is aimed at the woman over 50 who wonders, “how shall I begin?”, but anyone with a story to tell (everybody) is welcome! Perhaps you have begun to keep stories in a journal but need a booster session to get you refreshed. You do not need to be a published author or a celebrity to note the important and often small, story-filled moments of life that can help you and others navigate through a world that appears to be bewilderingly out of control.

You can write your stories for a multitude of reasons: posterity, because you are fascinated and curious about the world, that you have a valuable insight you wish to share, that you were part of a unique historical event that you wish to commit to writing or, finally, you wish to bend the arc of the universe and make a difference by telling your story. Finally, what better time than now, when you are homebound, to make a record of this most historic moment of our lives.

Whatever the reason, join me on Wednesday, April 29 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. for this event. Have with you a notebook or journal for the purpose of jotting down notes and doing a bit of writing as a part of the class. As an added bonus, and based on my experience with seminars I have conducted in the Good Foods Co-op Community Room, you will likely form a supportive community with those who join you in this venture and stay in touch long after we have formally gathered together.

And, to the Good Foods Co-op Community Room where important ideas have long been discussed and vetted, we will return. That is, after all, what Good Foods Co-op is all about— forming communities around great ideas and giving voice and ownership to the diverse communities it serves.

Questions for Sylvia? You may email her at or call (859) 229-9044.