Seniors have a lifetime of memories just waiting to be shared. Kingston Frontenac Public Library (KFPL) is offering local seniors a chance to do just that with Telling Your Story: Seniors’ Writing Workshop Series.
Accomplished author and writing instructor Jean Rae Baxter will lead these workshops, in which seniors have a unique opportunity to learn how to craft a compelling memoir or tell a family story that will captivate for generations to come, according to a release from the library.
“The memories we hold become more precious the older we get, and the story of one’s life is a wonderful gift to give,” said Anne Hall, Local History and Heritage Librarian. “This is an opportunity for seniors to learn how to tell their stories while building community and socializing.”
The two-hour workshops will take place over five weeks, and attendees are required to attend all five sessions. KFPL said that there will also be two to three hours each week for “homework assignments”, as the workshop will emphasize learning through writing.
“Because space is limited, this commitment to the program structure ensures that all available registrations are used for willing participants,” KFPL said.
The sessions start on Tuesday, Mar. 21, 2023, and run from 2 until 4 p.m. every Tuesday through April 18, 2023, at the Storrington Centre, 3910 Battersea Road in Sunbury.
KFPL added that writing pads will be provided for those who prefer paper but participants are welcome to bring their laptop or tablet if they prefer electronic devices.
Registration opens on Saturday, Mar. 11, 2023, and enrolment is limited to 23 participants. Anyone interested in attending must register online at https://calendar.kfpl.ca/event/7245991 or by calling (613) 549-8888.