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The Art of Writing Memoir (Ellen Ryan, Facilitator)

Dates: Mondays, October 25 and November 1, 1:00-3:00 pm

Hamilton Public Library Online

Co-Sponsor: Gilbrea Centre for Studies in Aging; Hamilton Public 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 the 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 websites: Writing, Aging and Spirit: www.writingdownouryears.ca and Hamilton Aging in Community.

To Register, please visit these links at the Hamilton Public Library:

                        October 25th – https://events.hpl.ca/event/5604012

                         November 1st – https://events.hpl.ca/event/5604013

Register at least by the day before the event so that links can be emailed to you. If you have difficulty, contact cdagosti@hpl.ca

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