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  • A.J. Wright
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      From: Kathryn Blakeman [mailto:Kathryn_Blakeman@...]
      Sent: Friday, August 10, 2001 4:55 PM
      To: H-ORALHIST@...
      Subject: Conf: Association of Personal Historians

      From: Elizabeth A. Wright, HISTORY IN PROGRESS
      Subject: Conference: Assocation of Personal Historians
      Date: August 10, 2001

      Following is a Press Release regarding the seventh annual
      Networking Conference of the Association of Personal Historians, Inc.

      Memoir-makers to gather in Tampa in November

      "NBC Nightly News" recently reported on a trend the
      Association of Personal Historians, Inc., has been
      spearheading for years -- the growing interest in
      capturing people's life stories as legacy for their families,
      communities, and history. Featured in that news story
      was Kitty Axelson-Berry, who founded the APH in
      1994 with fewer than a dozen members.

      Now with more than 200 members in North America
      and abroad, the APH will hold its seventh annual
      conference -- Navigating the Waters: Charting A
      Professional Course To Treasured Memories,
      November 8-11, 2001, in Tampa, Florida. Highlighting
      the conference, which is open to non-members, will be
      two nationally-known speakers -- Pulitzer Prize-winning
      journalist and best-selling author Rick Bragg, and Richard
      Stone, a leading proponent of chronicling personal history
      and author of _The Healing Power of Story_ and _Stories:
      The Family Legacy_.

      Rick Bragg, who's memoir _All Over but the Shoutin'_ spent
      weeks on the _New York Times_ best-seller list, will talk
      about his latest book, _Ava's Man_. Due out August 21, it is
      a lushly written chronicle of the lives of his grandparents,
      Charlie and Ava Bundrum, drawn from in-depth interviews with
      his aging aunts, uncles, cousins, and family friends -- a benchmark
      example of a service APH members provide their clients.

      Richard Stone, founder of the StoryWork Institute and The Cerus
      Company, is now applying the ancient art of storytelling to
      the creation of cutting-edge approaches in the delivery of
      financial services. Through his successful seminars, financial
      advisors are discovering how life stories are the key to
      developing profound client relationships that transcend money
      and property, and reward families with priceless legacies.
      Stone is a national leader in the development and application
      of programs for counselors, social workers, nurses, chaplains,
      hospice professionals and healthcare volunteers, training
      them in ways to help facilitate the life-review process for
      patients and their families.

      The conference also offers an outstanding slate of informative
      and educational workshops, from introductory topics for those
      just beginning to capture life history, to programs for advanced
      personal historians. Workshops address a variety of formats,
      including writing and publishing, video, photo archiving, CD-ROM
      and DVD.

      Also, a collaboration between the APH and MetLife Insurance
      will be unveiled. MetLife provided a grant this year to the
      International Institute of Reminiscence and Life Review to
      create an educational video on elders recording life stories,
      and members of the APH will be promoting the program nationwide.

      The conference concludes on November 11, the traditional
      date of Veteran's Day. In recognition of those who served
      in the nation's military, the APH will host a public program,
      As Time Goes By. A panel of representatives who have written
      or recorded their life stories will present readings from their
      works and discuss what they and their families gained from the
      process. Included on the panel will be a veteran of World War II,
      Korea, Vietnam and the Gulf War, as well a couple who escaped
      the holocaust. Proceeds from the program will benefit the World
      War II Memorial and the Florida Holocaust Museum.

      For more information or to receive a complete program for
      the APH conference, please contact Paula Stahel by writing
      to APHConf2001@..., or call 813/251-8187.
      # # #

      Elizabeth A. Wright
      1336 Green Street, #2
      San Francisco, CA 94109-1944

      Tel: 415-928-3417
      Fax: 415-921-0298
      E-mail: hipeaw@...

      "Memory is the treasury and guardian of all things". Cicero, 80 B.C.

      Treat yourself. Visit APH, Inc. at http://www.personalhistorians.org
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