UNI-COM members writing their memoirs.UNI-COM members writing their memoirs.

Retirees write their memoirs fashionably

Reflecting upon their past experiences and events, members of UNI~COM - Retirement Learning Centre – wrote their memoirs while participating in two writing sessions conducted by Madeline Sonik, writer in residence, Tuesday, April 13.

Sonik, an accomplished journalist and writer, guided the retirees on how to write an interesting memoir, or an account of experiences they remember growing up. It was not long before the participants had lots of ideas to share, and many good suggestions from Sonik on how to record those experiences in an attractive manner.

Towards the end of the two sessions, the groups, with 20 participant in each agreed that: “It was amazing to discover how Madeline could direct us to reflect upon our past experiences and then write them in an interesting fashion that appealed to the reader.”

The sessions were conducted at IONA College.

UNI~COM is a voluntary organization of seniors (50 and over) retired, semi-retired, or still employed. It is hosted by the University and is designed to provide opportunities to its members to participate in Study Groups, attend Speaker Luncheons and to practice their skills in programs and/or projects of service to the citizens of our community.