Patricia speaking at Monterey County, California Library

Everyone has a story to tell. What’s yours? Learn ways to recount the tale only you can tell in this fun and lively workshop with PatriciaCharpentier, multi-award winning author of Eating an Elephant: Write Your Life One Bite at a Time. Discover ways to put your experiences on paper, retrieve memories, organize your stories, and much more. Knock the ninth-grade English teacher with the bloody red pen off your shoulder and know that the only way to do this wrong is to not do it at all! The workshop is free and open to the public. The library is located at 625 Pacific Street, at the corner of Madison Street in Monterey, California 93940.

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Patricia Charpentier, author of the multi-award winning book, Eating an Elephant: Write Your Life One Bite at a Time, teaches, writes, edits, ghostwrites, and publishes personal and family history. She is a popular speaker who, since 1999, has helped hundreds of people write the most important stories of their lives. Patricia offers live workshops and ongoing courses, including programs that utilize videos, one-on-one coaching, group Q&A calls, and more to help people succeed in writing the story of a lifetime. Patricia has coauthored, edited, and published more than thirty-five family histories. She lives in Orlando with her golf-loving husband Bob and enjoys to dance for exercise although she is grateful for the motto of the studio: There are no mistakes, only solos. Visit Patricia at

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