The Living Stories Project is a joint creative venture between seniors and youth!

Phase one: Seniors will write their memoirs over the course of an 8 week period.

Phase two: Students will read over the memoirs and turn them into a drama or improv, CD or video production, or written publication.

 


 

Living Stories Project Weekly Overview

 

Week one:

  • What is the Living Stories Project?
    It is a fully funded program by the Government of Canada which means it is completely FREE for anyone to participate!
  • The difference between a memoir and an autobiography.
  • Discussed guidelines to the Project, gave out handouts (59 memoirs ideas).
  • Gave assignment for Week 2: Write about a memory from your time at school!

 

Week two:

 

Week three:

  • Started off by reading newest memoirs.
  • Video: How to evoke memories.
  • Handout: How to evoke memories.
  • Exercise: Draw a floor plan of the house from your childhood.
  • Write a short memoir about something you remember from your childhood home.
  • Assignment for Week 4: Write a memoir about one of the homes you have lived in.

 

Week four:

 

Week five:

 

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