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Throughout the year, White Lake is proud to host a range of fun and exciting community festivals as well as chamber of commerce events. From seasonal festivals like Pumpkinfest, to arts and culture events like the Free Summer Concert Series at the Montague Band Shell, these occasions bring together visitors, community members, businesses, and more.

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Telling Your Story with Susan Harrison Wolffis

April 18, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every 2 weeks that begins at 1:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until May 2, 2024


I love to write, always have, always will.


To me, there’s nothing more interesting — nothing more compelling — than telling people’s stories — writing about real people, real-life and all it throws our way.


I come from a daily newspaper background with its unforgiving and constant deadlines. For 40 years, I was a columnist and staff writer for The Muskegon Chronicle. I covered a variety of beats through the years — sports stories, theater and music reviews, weather stories, festivals and fairs, governmental meetings, even business stories. But I think I’m best known for my special projects and feature stories, again all based in real life. I covered the lives and funerals of nine men from West Michigan killed in Afghanistan and Iraq. I wrote about the “working poor,” families who worked multiple jobs to make ends meet — just barely. I wrote about the woman down the block who made popcorn every Friday to buy books for her kids’ school library. I wrote about a woman in hospice in her last days on this Earth, an elementary school still staffed by nuns, a little girl burned over most of her body, an astronaut from Muskegon who made it into space twice, a woman who survived the Holocaust and made her way to Muskegon, two children adopted from Korea who were blind.

I also wrote columns, a departure into the world of


personal journalism. In many ways, the columns were my life’s story, often contemplative in nature, always a reflection in my belief that my story is also yours.


Which brings us into the present — right here, right now.


What is your story?


Do you want to save your family history for future generations? Or start a journal? Do you have stories to tell, written down and told in your own voice?


If so, let’s get together. Let’s talk, get to know one another, tell a few stories and do some writing. Let’s put our lives into the written word.


Class minimum: 4

Class maximum: 12


About the Instructor:

Susan Harrison Wolffis worked for 40 years as a columnist and staff writer for The Muskegon Chronicle. Recently, she collaborated with photographer Jennifer Green and the Muskegon Museum of Art to create the Through Our Lens: Hands Exhibition.


ACWL-Nuveen classes are supported by CatchMark Technologies, Michigan Council for Arts & Cultural Affairs, the National Endowment for the Arts and the Nuveen Benevolent Trust.


April 18
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Arts Council of White Lake
106 E. Colby Whitehall, MI 49461 United States + Google Map
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