Glen Allen, VA, October 12, 2010 --(PR.com
)-- While almost all Americans can find themselves, their ancestors, or their community through archive research, Glen Allen based The Wright Scoop – consultant, lecturer, & wordsmith Sylvia Hoehns Wright urges others to document their heritage – cultural diversity – through recording family stories.
Wright’s Book – A Path Worn Smooth
A child of the era "tell instead of read" me a story, Wright using her first edition book as a guideline issued E-Book - A Path Worn Smooth, a millennium woman’s heritage – http://www.lulu.com/product/ebook/a-path-worn-smooth/10645451 - which explores research techniques as well as provides tips and strategies that enable publication of family histories.
In draft format, Wright's personal and family stories collection received the 2006 Writer’s Connection VA Book Competition Award. Then, through donating an excerpt to an anthology – Happy Birthday, Mr. Lincoln, she is one of nation-wide contributors who were recognized by the 2009 Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge George Washington Metal for their collaborative effort to promote an understanding and appreciation of America’s rich heritage and unique freedoms.
Inspired by award recognition, Wright decided to publish her story collection in book format, A Path Worn Smooth, the story of a millennium woman’s heritage. Initially, she launched her book at the Laurel Gallery, www.laurelgallery.net, located in Laurel Historic District Virginia. Dedicated to her community - Laurel, Wright’s book invites readers to walk on a path worn smooth by generational expectation. Savor nostalgia for the places that are near and dear to heart, recall family traditions and more importantly, renew experiences. Challenging all to celebrate heritage because heritage is more than a possession, it is a gift: the birthright of our children.
Wright’s Activities –
Combining communication skills with research techniques, Wright offers a workshop - Legacy: folklore, legends & family stories. In addition to nation-wide availability, she has offered her workshop through the Henrico County Libraries. It is presently scheduled Oct 21st. from 2:00 to 2:45 p.m. at the Twin Hickory Library in Glen Allen, www.co.henrico.va.us/faqs/living/library.
Using her newly published E-book – A Path Worn Smooth, a millennium woman’s heritage – as a guideline, Wright shares the legacy of her Henrico County family heritage; specifically to encourage residents to research their legacy as it relates to the County’s pending 400 year celebration, www.henrico400th.com. To further resident participation in HCC 400 activities, she also offers through Henrico County Adult Ed two writer on writing courses, www.henrico.k12.va.us/adulteducation using texts: A Writer on Writing & A Path Worn Smooth. Both courses are designed to help residents met the challenge of recording their personal, family and community histories.
Project Background -
The recipient of family pictures and documents, Wright first approached ownership of these documents from a genealogy perspective. But when the opportunity to restore her family’s grave site occurred, she research and recorded its history with Henrico County’s historic places department which resulted in the placement of a historical marker. She has since helped create a documentary - No Stone Unturned: Cemetery Identification in Henrico. The Bolton/Hoehns family cemetery was selected because it is presently the only private cemetery designated historic through the County's historic places program.
About A Path Worn Smooth -
Copies of Wright’s memoir style first edition paper-print book are available at the Laurel Gallery or through any retail book seller or online at web site www.TheWrightScoop.com option Sylvia’s Store. To listen to an Author Interview – A Path Worn Smooth - “The Renee Bobb Radio Show”, discussion of book A Path Worn Smooth and other projects – link to
Wright’s Career History –
Committed to the welfare of her civic and business communities, Wright is a founding Director involved in the establishment of her community Laurel as a Historic District and founding member of the Massey Cancer Center’s volunteer program. Details of her business, communication or environmental activities, are available at web site www.TheWrightScoop.com. As recipient of the Turning America from Eco-weak to Eco-chic Award, Wright challenges all to create eco-legacies, move their life-styles from eco-weak to eco-chic – "green" life’s garden, one scoop at a time.