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Spring and Summer Writing Workshops - 2021

New *2-Week Writing Adventures, Online Series, Online Week-long Classes, and Writing Coaching

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Personal Life Stories

Autobiographies and memoir stories are written to encourage the sharing and understanding of information, wisdom and knowledge about family, business, culture and oneself.

Storylines provides memoir writing programs, creative writing workshops, and online courses. All courses focus on improving your writing skills and documenting your personal stories. Writing about your own life experiences, or recording family histories or stories challenges the mind and gives a sense of belonging and life purpose for both the teller and recorder. The process of recalling and sharing stories promotes personal growth, respect and self-worth. These autobiographies will become family treasures that can be passed down through the generations - a gift that will last forever!

Intergenerational Programs

To School and Back High School students from elective classes, visit and share present and past curriculum with seniors, who in turn visit their school to participate in current school activities and experiences.

Stories and Language Arts Intergenerational project engages and brings together senior members of the Dufferin Arts Council and community seniors with grade-7 students in order for them to share culture, history and personal stories of the past and the present with each other.

Baking Together and Sharing our Stories "Baking Together Intergenerational Program", brings grades 4 and 5 students, assisted by the older adults of Mountainview Home together to prepare, bake and share stories while sampling the weekly baked goodies.

Keep it Strong - Intergenerational Elder Abuse Awareness Program "Keep it Strong" is an intergenerational, interactive, life-story sharing project between older adults and grade-7 classes of the Milton Community.

Fitness Links Intergenerational Program Fitness Links physically engages the youth and seniors from the Fergus area. Grade-7 students interact with the seniors with a focus on Fun, Physical Activity, Recreation, Healthy Eating and Mental Health promotion.

Community Service Thru the Generations - Past Informs the Present This multi-denominational and multi-generational project"s objective is to engage the seniors and youth in discussions on what "Community Service" means, by sharing past and present experiences, insights, and understanding.

Memories and Music Intergenerational Program This intergenerational project engages vocal high school students who interview seniors and compose and perform songs and music based on their life stories.

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About Storylines

Storylines is a Social Purpose Business (SPB) organization that promotes personal self-worth and community appreciation of individual life stories and experiences.

Storylines provides Memoir and Creative Writing workshops and retreats. They also provide Writing Coaching and Content Editing (substantive) for fiction and non-fiction works.

Storylines provides Bridging the Gap Intergenerational Memoir (TM) structured programs. These programs bring together seniors who are well, frail or have dementia working with students from the community to write the seniors" life stories OR to transpose their stories into music.

Storylines seeks partnerships and projects in the social, health, education and community services sector to improve the quality of life for the young and old in order to address ageism, stereotypes and Bridge the Gap between generations. Storylines brings knowledge, passion and sensitivity to all their programs and writing courses.

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