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Objects of Memory: Sharing Our Stories


with Peggy Yocom

Calendar Jun 24, 2022 at 10 am

In-Person Class

All of us store memories in objects that have become special to us over the years. Your grandmother’s thimble. Your father’s jackknife. Your aunt’s shawl. That gift from your best friend. The rock you brought home from Scotland. And all of us have stories to tell about these belongings. Come share your stories—and poems! Folklorist Peggy Yocom will help you find even more meaning in your treasured objects of memory—for fun and for your writing and storytelling.

Folklorist, storyteller, and poet Margaret “Peggy” Yocom has taught about objects of memory and personal stories throughout her 36 years at George Mason University, and beyond. A resident of Farmington and Rangeley, she invites you to see her publications and more at

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