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Creative Aging in New York State Libraries, Next Chapter: Writing Through Memory: Memoir and Storytelling


April 24, 2013

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Join us for a ten week memoir and storytelling workshop, lead by teaching artists Lauren Jost and Annie Montgomery.  This free workshop is open to adults 55+ and will include nine instructional sessions and a culminating event; participants are expected to attend all ten sessions.  

This project will use creative writing, storytelling, and group sharing to help facilitate reminiscence and art-making. Participants will use creative writing and storytelling skills developed through the project to craft short-story memoirs that will be either read aloud or dramatically performed at the culminating event. 

Registration is required and will be by lottery.  If you are interested in signing up, please contact the branch by phone or in person to enter your name. Names will then be drawn by lottery on Wednesday, March 20th.

Workshop Dates: 
Wednesdays, 11:00am-1:00pm 
April 3, 10, 17, 24; May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, 2013
Culminating Event:  Wednesday, June 5, 2013, 11:00am-1:00pm


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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  • Audience: Adults, 50+