ERIC Number: ED186824
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Life-Writing: Writing Workshops and Outreach Procedures.
Gillis, Candida; Wagner, Linda
The ongoing project described in this paper seeks to develop an economical, effective means through which communities can establish writing workshops that will provide the aged with constructive environments for life review. It is aimed at identifying the methods and materials useful in a workshop setting for stimulating reminiscence and personal history, culminating in oral/written compositions. Procedures include the establishment of ongoing writing workshops in senior residential centers, the collection of writing produced by the aged, the development of guidelines and materials for conducting workshops, and the production of a training film. A summary of tentative conclusions drawn from the first phase of the project is followed by a discussion of the significance of Life-Writing Workshops. (Author)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Michigan Council for the Humanities, East Lansing.; Michigan Council for the Arts, Detroit.
Authoring Institution: Michigan State Univ., East Lansing. Dept. of English.
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Boston, MA, April 7-11, 1980).