The University of North Dakotaâ€™s Elwyn B. Robinson Department of Special Collections at the Chester Fritz Library will present â€œTelling Your Story,â€ a family and oral history workshop, as part of its celebration of “The Things They Carried” by Tim Oâ€™BrienÂ at 7 p.m.Â Thursday, Nov. 4,Â in the Chester Fritz Library, East Asian Room.
The presentation will be led by Curt Hanson, headÂ of Special Collections, who has a personal interest in military history â€“ particularly as told by the men and women who served. While Tim Oâ€™Brienâ€™s book is a work of fiction inspired by his wartime experience, there is historical value in people sharing their personal journeys. Several self-published memoirs will be discussed as well as techniques for recording your own stories.
For more information on this event, please contact Kristen Borysewicz, UND Librarian, atÂ 777-4647. The Big Read in Grand Forks will take place Oct. 14 through Nov. 14. You can view a full calendar of events for The Big Read in Grand Forks at www.neabigread.org.