Creative Lifewriting

Creative Lifewriting

Creative Lifewriting

Date posted: May 29, 2014

Picture afternoons with a circle of friends, talking, laughing and spinning creative stories about your life as each person shares new thoughts and memories and inspires the others. This is a lifewriting group, and soon we will settle into a comfortable silence in which we individually craft our stories.

New in the library!

Creative lifewriting: a guidebook for exploring personal memories and family stories.
Debra Barrett. Kaslo, BC: Kaslo Lifewriters, 2014.
Based on the experience of a lifewriting group that has been in operation for seven years, this book includes practical information on starting a group, selecting themes, and facilitating a session. Guidelines to help with the writing process and a generous selection of 80 themes with questions to explore, story prompts and exercises are included.

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(One of the early themes in this book reminded me of an activity I saw online, Write your own food biography: my life in 10 dishes. I keep changing my mind about the 10 dishes I’d choose. What would you choose?)

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