Join Inprint as we celebrate the stories of our elders. Ten senior citizens enrolled in the 2016-2017 Inprint Senior Memoir Workshop at the Finnigan Park Community Center, will give readings from their work, sharing life stories with family and friends. Light refreshments will be served. The reading is free and open to the public.
The Inprint Finnigan Park Senior Memoir Workshops, hosted by Harris County Precinct One, have been running since 2002, and the current group of senior writers have been meeting on a weekly basis since September 2016 . This year the participants have been working on individual writing projects, and excerpts of their work are collected in the anthology Essential Community: The Finnigan Anthology, which will be highlighted at the celebratory reading. The seniors’ pieces include stories, poems, and prose pieces about family, childhood, neighborhood, and a changing world. This year University of Houston Creative Writing Program graduate student Josie Mitchell has led the workshop.
These workshops are part of the Inprint Senior Memoir Workshop program which, for more than 20 years, has provided a professional writer to work with groups of senior citizens at different community centers throughout the city. Similar Inprint workshops are currently running at the Jewish Community Center and Amazing Place, a day center for seniors with dementia.
Inprint Senior Memoir Workshops are generously underwritten by Robin Angly, the Samuels Foundation, and Randi Faust