Silver Writing II: Autobiography
Silver Writing: Autobiography is an eight-week workshop on ‘Telling Life Stories Through Autobiography Writings’ for senior citizens who are interested in writing their autobiographies.
Organised by The Arts House in collaboration with U 3rd Age (University of the Third Age), the weekly workshops allows participants to explore different life themes that have been influential in shaping their lives. They will write two pages on each theme at home and bring their writings to share in a small group with others also sharing their stories.
“Autobiography Writing is a life history told by the person who lived it. It can be life stories, life reviews, reminiscences, memories, memoirs and more.” (Birren, 2001)
When writing about our lives, it is most important to see that the story is interesting. There are many things, which we have all but forgotten as things have moved on, and our living styles have changed. Most of us live fairly ordinary lives, or, put another way, most of us do not make history, but all of us have lived through periods of enormous change.