The Art of Writing Memoir

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Monday April 9th and 23rd

Co-Sponsors: McMaster Gilbrea Centre for Studies in Aging
Ancaster Library

Two sessions focus on writing and sharing our memories. We discuss the art of writing memoir, excerpts from published memoirs, as well as our own goals and strategies for writing memories.  Within each session, participants will respond to writing prompts and be invited to read their work aloud.

Participants are encouraged to take part in both sessions.

The group will be facilitated by Ellen Ryan, Professor Emeritus in McMaster University’s Department of Health, Aging and Society. Ellen’s research examines how to foster resilient aging through the decades –from the young old to the oldest old. Throughout her career, she has focused on ageism, disability, and life stories. She hosts the website: Writing, Aging and Spirit.

Free parking

*Sessions are free, but require advanced registration by contacting our co-sponsor, the Ancaster Library at  905-648-6911