FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
BRONX, New York, Friday, June 30th, 2017, The James Monroe Senior Center is pleased to announce the graduation, awards ceremony, and public reading of the A Story for the Ages Anthology. Senior citizens from the Bronx, mostly Latino and African American will be graduating from the A Story from the Ages Creative Writing Workshop, following a special reading in honor of Bronx stories. They have written stories of resilience, survival, family, community service and Latino history.
A STORY FOR THE AGES
Elders are the gatekeepers of history. They have lived through historical events, wars, migration, family issues, loss, trauma, love and the pursuit of dreams and happiness. A STORY FOR THE AGES is a creative writing program designed to encourage and nurture seniors/elders to write about memories of the life they have lived, sharing the stories they have never told, and preserving the culture and legacies they will leave behind. Most of the writers are from Latin America and share the U.S. experience through prose
From one of the writers: “Thank you for this workshop, it has helped me to mourn the loss of my husband and bring back my love of writing.” – Elizabeth Bello, SFTA Senior Writer
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR
Alicia Anabel Santos created a Story for the Ages to preserve the stories of elders. She is the Founder of the New York City Latina Writers Group, an organization which was founded in 2006 and services over 700 women writers.
The ceremony will take place at the James Monroe Senior Center, located at 1776 Story Ave., Bronx, NY 10473. The event is from 1:00PM to 3:00PM. To attend in person all media must send an email with their name, affiliation, and telephone number to Alicia Anabel Santos at firstname.lastname@example.org.