The Seniors' Writing Workshops
The first workshop focused on what makes an interesting heritage tale and how to research it, with presentations by members of the local heritage association.
In the second workshop, participants interpreted the gathered historical material and drafted their stories with presentation (live and recorded) in mind. Mentors were available between workshops for one-on-one sessions with the participating seniors. Between them, mentors provided support for:
This process continued through the fourth and final workshop, with mentors working alongside individual writers to turn stories, poems, journal or diary entries, and other forms of expression into scripted skits for performance.
A Bridge to the Past was based on the original contributions and editing of local seniors Sally Swan, John Hardie, John Michie, Walter Last, Brooke Broadbent, Brooke Gibson, Kerstin Petersson, Robert Rooney, and Ian Tamblyn.
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