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LiveStories: A Writing Workshop for Older Adults

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People We Pass Stories of Life among the Masses of New York City, By Julian Ralph, Illustrated Harper & Brothers Publishers, Digital ID 1131187, New York Public LibraryIn connection with the organization Lifetime Arts, NYPL will once again be holding some fabulous workshops specifically geared toward older adults. At St. Agnes Library, we will host a writing workshop called LiveStories: Using Writing And Drama to Share Your Personal Story. The workshop will be led by professional teaching artists Lauren Jost and Annie Montgomery, with whom I worked on a similar program last year at NYPL's Grand Central Library.

This year, the workshop has been expanded to 11 sessions, which will be held on consecutive Mondays beginning January 23, 2012. Over the course of the workshop, participants will learn to craft and edit stories borne of their personal experiences, and will also be instructed in dramatic techniques that can be used in sharing the stories with an audience. All supplies will be provided, and the workshop is completely free for all participants.

If you are interested in learning more about LiveStories, read the blog post I wrote about last year's experience. You can also watch a short video clip on the Lifetime Arts website from last year's presentation, as well as reflections from the participants.

Participants must be over 55 and willing to commit to attending all workshop sessions. Please call St. Agnes Library at (212) 621-0619 to register or to learn more about the workshop.

We look forward to meeting you and hearing your story!

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