Silver Writing Workshop II – Write Your Life Story

Silver Writing II

 

SILVER WRITING: WRITE YOUR LIFE STORY

Co-Presented By: The Arts House and U 3rd Age

Saturday Sessions 2pm – 5pm

16 Aug, 23 Aug, 30 Aug

6 Sep, 13 Sep, 27 Sep

4 Oct, 11 Oct

$150 (excluding S$2 ticketing charge)

$120 (Concession for Silver Writing alumnis)

Silver Writing: Write Your Life Story is an eight-week workshop for senior citizens who are interested in writing their autobiographies.

Organised by The Arts House and U 3rd Age (University of the Third Age), the weekly workshops allow 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.

Feel free to enquire via email to u3asingapore@gmail.com / u3a.carol@gmail.com

 

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Presented by The Arts House in collaboration with U 3rd Age (University of the Third Age)

About Silver Writing: Write Your Life Story

Silver Writing: Write Your Life Story is an eight-week workshop for senior citizens who are interested in writing their autobiographies.

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.

Organised by The Arts House and in collaboration with U 3rd Age (University of the Third Age), the weekly workshops allow 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. Participants will learn skills in creative writing and how to shape and structure their stories for dramatic effect.

At the end of the workshop, they will get to share their final works in a public showcase.

About the facilitator

Thomas Kuan is a trained facilitator in Guided Autobiography (GAB) Writing. He has facilitated the programme in voluntary and grass-root organisations from 2010-2012. He also facilitated The Arts House’s successfulSilver Writing programme for senior citizens in 2013. Thomas Kuan is a founder of U 3rd Age in Singapore.

Schedule (8 sessions)

Date, Time  Session 
16 Aug,
2 – 5pm
Welcome and introduction to Silver Writing: Write Your Life Story.Planning a story and creative writing exercise.Self-discovery – ‘Where Do You Start Your Story’.‘Outline of Your Life History – Major Branching Points of Life’.
23 Aug,
2 – 5pm
Group sharing on ‘Major Branching Points of your Life’.Teaching Activity: ‘Overcoming Obstacles to Writing’; writing tips.Discussion on ’Your Place in your Family’.Introduction to: ‘History of Your Family’.
30 Aug,
2 – 5pm
Group sharing on ‘History of Your Family’Teaching Activity: Memories joggers.Discussion on ‘adding depth and colour to writing your Life Story.Introduction to: History of Your Career / Major Life Work.
6 Sep,
2 – 5pm
Teaching Activity: Make your Story interesting – ‘unboring’ your life stories.Discussion: ’50 Life Story Themes’Introduction to ‘Romance – Your Life Story’.Group sharing on ‘History of Your Career /Major Life Work’.
13 Sep,
2 – 5pm
Teaching Activity: Writing Life StoriesDiscussion on: ‘Ageing and Retirement’Introduction to: ‘Health and Voluntary Work; your place in history’.Grouping sharing on: ‘Romance – Your Life Story’.
27 Sep,
2 – 5pm
Teaching Activity: Dark Times and Healing.Introduction to: Self-Discovery of Your Experiences with/or Ideas about Death & History of Your Spiritual Life and Values.Group sharing of your ‘experience and history of spiritual life’.
4 Oct,
2 – 5pm
Discussion: ‘Your Life Story Theme’Teaching Activity: The Final Words.Review of all your short write-ups, and joining the ‘dots’.
11 Oct,
2 – 5pm
Sharing your ‘Unfinished Story’.Appreciation of Group.Closure: Feedback and Certificate presentation.