The Lifescapes Program
 

Lifescapes is a writing program for people with life stories to share. The group meets for writing guidance and support on a regular basis during the fall, winter and spring (a schedule will be provided at the first meeting). An anthology of memoirs will be published at the end of the course. 

Lifescapes is a progressive guided writing program for seniors who wish to record their memories. During the Lifescapes meetings we:

  • Explore your life experiences to help you decide which ones to write about.
  • Shared stories with each other.
  • Learn how to write a great story with the help of visiting authors and storytellers.

Volunteers help with typing, editing, and scanning photos.

All of the Lifescapes member's stories are published in an anthology at the end of the program.

Register by calling 519-756-2220, at the LIbrary's Information Desk or by emailing rharding@brantford.library.on.ca. 

Past Anthologies

The Moments That Shaped Us (2017)
The tenth annual Lifescapes anthology was launched in September 2017. Check it out or Download the PDF.

Keepsakes of Our Past (2016)
The ninth annual Lifescapes anthology was launched in June 2016. Check it out or Download the PDF.

Like Sands Through the Hourglass (2015)
The eigth annual Lifescapes anthology was launched in fall 2015. Check it out or Download the PDF.

Remember When (2014)
The seventh annual Lifescapes anthology was launched on June 24, 2014. Check it out or Download the PDF.

Footprints in Time (2013)
The sixth annual Lifescapes anthology was launched in June 2013. Check it out or Download the PDF.

Memorable Times (2012)
The fifth annual Lifescapes anthology was launched in fall 2012.
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Roads We've Travelled (2011)
The fourth annual Lifescapes anthology was launched on June 1, 2011. 
Check it out or Download the PDF.

A Walk Down Memory Lane (2010)
The third annual Lifescapes anthology was launched on June 2, 2010. 
Check it out or Download the PDF.

Shades of the Past (2009)
The second annual Lifescapes anthology was launched on June 23, 2009.
Check it out or Download the PDF.

Our Recollection Collection (2008)
The first annual Lifescapes anthology was launched on June 23, 2008.
This program was also featured in a Brantford Expositor article.
Check it out or Download the PDF.


Lifescapes was developed by Julie Machado, a Librarian with the Washoe County Library System and Stephen Tchudi, Professor of English and Rhetoric at the University of Nevada.