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Creative Aging in New York State Libraries: True Stories: A Declaration of Our Lives


March 14, 2013
Lifetime Arts

We are all made up of stories. These stories have shaped our lives, and the experiences--small and large--that have brought us to where we are.

Join us for a ten-week workshop with storyteller Stuart Nager to bring out your natural storytelling skills, sharing your life stories, in a safe and fun atmosphere. The workshop ends in a presentation (date and time to be determined) amongst family and friends, experiencing for themselves the tales you wish to share.

The workshop will take place every Friday morning from April 5 to June 7, 2013. Each session will be two hours long, beginning promptly at 10:00 AM. Participants can be 55 years or older, and are expected to attend all sessions. There is no cost for participation.

In this special Preview, Stuart Nager will talk about the workshop, answer questions, and give a storytelling demonstration. Registration will open at the conclusion of the preview.


  • Registration opens March 14, following the Preview; closes March 21, at 6:45 PM
  • Register in person, at the Van Nest Library; or by phone during library hours: (718) 829-5864
  • There is space for a maximum of 14 participants--if there are more applicants than spaces, participants will be chosen by lottery, and a waiting list will be created
  • The lottery will take place at the Van Nest Library on Friday, March 22 at 10:30 AM; all registrants not present will be informed promptly of their status

Stuart Nager is a professional storyteller and New York State certified Theater Arts teacher. He has been a Teaching Artist since 1995 and has worked in the New York City school system as a Drama teacher. Stuart is a published writer, Professional Development facilitator, and ran his own theater company, The Brothers Grinn, for twelve years. He holds two MA degrees: one in Educational Theater and the other in Oral Traditions.

This Lifetime Arts Program is supported by the Institute of Museum and Library Services, Westchester Library System, AARP Foundation, American Library Association, New York State Council of the Arts, and the Helen Andrus Benedict Foundation.


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