Why Your Stories Matter

Event Type: Galveston Texas History Center
Date: 5/6/2017
Start Time: 2:00 PM
End Time: 4:00 PM
 Thatcher Freund, a journalist and memoir writer, will talk about the importance of stories in our lives both to ourselves and to the culture we live in, and why it matters so much that we preserve them.

Thatcher is a graduate of Stanford University with a B.A. in History, and the Columbia School of Journalism, and was born and raised in Austin. His published work includes "The Python Trail, the story of an immigrantís journey from Cameroon to America", and "Objects of Desire: The Lives of Antiques and Those Who Pursue Them", which follows the lives of three pieces of American furniture from their creations in the 18th century to their sales at Sothebyís 250 years later.

Besides his speaking engagements, Thatcher helps people to write their own memoirs and teaches workshops on memoir writing.

Location: Fox Room
Contact: Peggy Dillard
Contact Number: 4097638854 ext 117
Presenter: Thatcher Freund