Sharing Stories


Sharing Stories 2019

This event has already happened, but please watch for a future Sharing Stories event!

We Invite You to Write a Story


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Join the fun and write a family history or local San Mateo County story.

Submit your story to SMCGS to be entered into a drawing for prizes, publication,

and/or reading aloud at a monthly meeting. Each entry receives a small gift. See information below to submit a story.



                        March 30  -   Writing Workshop, Craig Siulinski

                        April 11     -   Writing Workshop, Regina Mason

                        April 15     -   Submissions OPEN

                        May 31     -    Submissions CLOSE

                        June 22, 10:30 am-12:30 pm - EVENT! 
                                         -    Story readings, prizes, gifts, lunch
                                         -    Potluck Lunch: Please bring a main dish, side dish or salad to share



                     • All entries receive a small gift on day of the event, June 22

                     • All entries entered into the Sharing Stories drawing for 3- $25 cash prizes

                     • Special drawing for entries taking place in San Mateo County for 3 SMCGS tote bag prizes


                       EVENT GUIDELINES

  • Open to all SMCGS members & non-members

  • Non-fiction family or San Mateo County stories

  • 1,000 words or less

  • Up to three entries per person

  • Sample story topics: A person, family, incident, birth/marriage/death, immigration, object, place (house, business, church, etc.)

         • Photos, maps or other graphics encouraged

         • Writers must agree to have their stories printed in the SMCGS newsletter, blog, or Facebook page

         • Questions:



  • 1,000 words or less

  • Font/Size: Times New Roman, 11-point

  • Single spaced; space between paragraphs

  • Save document in MS Word (doc or docx) or Rich Text Format (rtf), or PDF.

         • Photo credit: Include photo source (personal file, website URL, permission to use, etc.)

         • Story Submissions:  send to