Swedish Genealogical Society of Minnesota
Swedish Genealogical Society of Minnesota
Researching Swedes and Swedish Immigration Worldwide

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A vignette is a short and descriptive piece of writing that captures a brief period in time. They are more focused on vivid imagery and meaning rather than plot. Examples of vignettes include Ernest Hemingway’s In Our Time, Margaret Atwood’s The Female Body, Sandra Cisneros’ The House on Mango Street, and Alice Walker’s The Flowers.

Vignettes have been particularly influential in the development of the contemporary notions of a scene as shown in postmodern theater, film and television, where less emphasis is placed on adhering to the conventions of traditional structure and story development.

These vignettes are based on the personal Swedish genealogy and heritage experiences of our amazing members like you! Please consider submitting your own stories.  Write freely. Express your story as you see fit. Include images as you wish. Send it to info@sgsmn.org and we'll contact you.