ERIC Number: EJ800065
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-May
Reference Count: 0
What's Your Story?
Adults Learning, v19 n9 p12-14 May 2008
The Brighton Unemployed Centre Families Project, a community centre run by the unemployed for the unemployed, unwaged and low-waged, has run periodic creative writing classes for 15 years. The centre's creative writing scheme, Salt and Vinegar, gives centre users an opportunity to write about their lives and to develop their writing skills. The lesson of this creative writing project is that there are no ordinary lives and no ordinary stories. This year, the centre published on World Book Day the Salt and Vinegar, a life writing anthology. For many of the 30 or so contributors, all of them centre users, it was the first time they had written about their lives. Many participants have reported an increase in confidence since the book was published.
Descriptors: Unemployment, Creative Writing, Anthologies, Writing Skills, Foreign Countries, Adult Learning, Writing (Composition), Personal Narratives, Self Esteem
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education
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