Write your obituary: You get the last word
Wondering how to best have your last say? In a class offered at the Merrill Enrichment Center, CeCelia Zorn, an accomplished author, award-winning teacher, and registered nurse, will help you learn how to write an obituary. The class will be held in two sessions: Tuesday, Jan. 15, and Tuesday, Jan. 22, from 10–11:30 a.m. on both days. You are encouraged to attend both classes as the second class builds on information presented in the first session.
In this relaxed, hands-on class, Dr. Zorn will discuss the specific parts of an obituary, common characteristics, and media considerations. She has taught this how-to class with many groups across western Wisconsin and has also co-authored a 10-part obituary-writing series in the Chippewa Valley Senior Review. A full handout with helpful details and examples will be provided to all attendees. Come to the class prepared to write, remember, reflect and have fun! You will leave knowing how to write an obituary that not only includes necessary information, but is also personal, concise, and memorable.