Words on Wheels

Family History Writing

Writing about family members, places and events

Family History Writing provides an opportunity to develop tools for writing about memorable family members, places, or events. Presenter Duane Roen discusses the family experiences that offer rich material for writing and shares strategies for beginning the writing process.

Through a hands-on activity, you will respond in writing to a series of questions designed to generate concrete details about family stories and be invited to share your writing with the group. In turn, the group will be encouraged to offer constructive feedback that will help you further develop your writing. ASU faculty will be on-hand to review any written documents and assist with your writing.

Free and open to the public  |  Space is limited  |  Lunch Provided
Bring your laptop

Duane Roen PhotoPresented by:  

Duane Roen, Ph.D.  
Vice Provost Polytechnic campus, 
Dean, College of Integrative Sciences and Arts & 
University College, Arizona State University

Learn more about Dean Roen's family history work:


Tanner Community Development Corporation (TCDC)
700 E Jefferson Street, 2nd Floor
Phoenix, AZ 85034


TCDC is located on the corner of E. Jefferson Street and 7th Street.  For driving directions, click on the map button below and then select "Directions," or contact our office.


The primary parking lot is located between the TCDC offices and the Historic Tanner Chapel AME Church. The lot can be accessed from both E. Jefferson Street and 7th Street.

Public Transportation:

TCDC is also accessible by public transportation including light rail and bus. For more information about public transportation options, visit the Valley Metro: http://www.valleymetro.org.

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Saturday, February 3, 2018 - 10:00am to 1:00pm

Tanner Community Development Corporation
700 E. Jefferson Street, 2nd Floor  |  Phoenix, AZ 85034