Lifetime Arts project, Creative Aging in NY State Libraries: A Regional Model with National Applicability is putting on the following two events that are public readings by older adult participants who took part in sequential writing workshops.
HARRISON PUBLIC LIBRARY
2 Bruce Avenue, Harrison, NY 10528
The Power of Memoir: Bringing Stories from Your Life to the World
Students learned the craft of memoir writing, exploring both prose and poetry forms. Participants were encouraged to explore his or her past experiences and creatively express them through their writing. The teaching artist led interactive lectures and writing exercises in a supportive and collegial environment.
Culminating Event: Saturday, July 20th, 2013 10:00am – 12:00pm
LARCHMONT PUBLIC LIBRARY
121 Larchmont Avenue, Larchmont, NY 10538
Memoir Monologue Workshop; Creating Your Own Story
With models that come from classical mythology, the lessons in this course involved the active use of memory as a tool for memoir writing. Participants learned creative elements to encourage and enhance their own story or myth while finding their individual voice through the writing process.
Culminating Event: Saturday, July 27th, 2013, 2:00pm – 4:00pm