The Memoir Project: a presentation by instructors and memoirists from GrubStreet
Tuesday, June 14, 2016—Noon to 1:00pm
State Library of Massachusetts—Room 341, Massachusetts State House
The State Library of Massachusetts invites you to join us on June 14th for a presentation on The Memoir Project, which provides writing workshops for Boston’s senior citizens, whose memoirs are then collected and published in anthologies. This project, launched in 2006 by the City of Boston and GrubStreet, a Boston-based creative writing center, has touched the lives of hundreds of seniors from each of Boston’s neighborhoods, allowing them to share their personal narratives to create a living history of Boston.
Chip Cheek, Head Instructor at GrubStreet, and GrubStreet writers Michelle Seaton and Kerrie Kemperman will speak about The Memoir Project and how it gives Boston’s seniors a meaningful artistic experience and allows them to share their memories of Boston throughout the decades. Joining the GrubStreet instructors will be four Boston-area memoirists: Carol D. Carter, Walter B. Jones, Alfred Stinson, and L. Madison Tucker, who will be sharing both their experiences with the Memoir Project and their special memories of life in the Boston area.
Our June Author Talk is free and open to the public, and copies of the Memoir Project’s publications will be available for purchase at the event. Please register online and join us June 14th at the State Library.