Are you an elder or a senior with wisdom to share and a story to tell?
New Westminster’s Eighth & Eight Creative Spaces is inviting participants to take part in a storytelling program, Hindsight, starting Sept. 20.
“Stories are the threads that make up the fabric of our lives,” said a write-up about the program. “We all have stories. They can help form who we are in the world. There are stories we tell ourselves or tell others or share with family or friends. These stories are important.”
The workshop will use writing prompts, discussions and theatre games to help participants bring their story forward and polish it. Participants will work towards a final sharing in the new small studio theatre at Eighth & Eight (the Massey Theatre complex).
The program is led by facilitator Allan Morgan, a senior artist in residence at the Massey Theatre. Morgan has been a professional actor for 35 years, performing across the country and internationally. He has facilitated previous storytelling workshops in New Westminster and at Presentation House in North Vancouver, and he recently co-curated The Rainbow Elders Collection for Zee Zee Theatre at the Vancouver Public Library.
The Hindsight program is designed to be relaxed, encouraging and non-judgmental, and it’s open to people of all abilities, backgrounds and lived experiences — both artists and non-artists alike.
There are no age restrictions to attend, but preference will be given to people over 50 if the class fills up.
Hindsight runs eight Wednesdays from 1 to 3 p.m., starting Sept. 20. It costs $120 (plus GST), and subsidies are available for those with financial need.
You can find full details and an online registration link at the Eighth & Eight website.