The Lifescapes Program

Lifescapes is a progressive writing program for people with life stories to share.

Starting with Orientation in September, the group gathers for writing guidance and support on a regular basis throughout the fall, winter, and spring. A schedule is provided at the first meeting and new members are accepted until the end of January.

Over the course of a Lifescapes program year you can expect to:

  • Explore your life experiences, to help you decide which ones to write about.
  • Share stories in a supportive environment.
  • Learn how to write a great story, sometimes with the help of visiting authors and storytellers.
  • Get assistance with editing text and scanning photos.
  • See your story published in the annual anthology.

Tuesdays / January 15 & 29, February 12 & 26, March 12 & 26, April 9 & 23 / 2:30 p.m. Main Branch

Contact rharding@brantford.library.on.ca. for more information and to register.

Past Anthologies

Shared Memories (2018)
The eleventh annual Lifescapes anthology was launched in August 2018. Check it out or Download the PDF.

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.
Check it out or Download the PDF.

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.