SU CASA FINAL PROJECT SFTA: The Third Act | Senior Citizen Stories

For three years I have been awarded a SU CASA fellowship, an accomplishment I am proud of. In my residency I bring writing to senior citizens of the Bronx. For six months I met with the writers of the William Hodson Senior Citizen Center. This year’s Story for the Ages creative writing workshop was a combination of writing memoir, personal narratives, and poems that culminated in a documentary storytelling project. The project titled, THE THIRD ACT are intimate portraits and interviews with the seniors on what matters most to them, covering topics such as finding love after a certain age, faith, community service, loss, and life in the Bronx.

I would to thank Glissette Rivera, Collette Howell-Ervin and Dr. Mills for opening up their doors and making me feel at home at their senior centers. A special thank you to all the senior citizen writers who participated:

William Hodson Senior Center

Ethel Douthit

Beverly Tillman

James Monroe Senior Center

Candy Toledo

Hazel Howell

Minnie Cherry

Elizabeth Bello

Aida Romero

Elba Mass

Leonor Pacheco

Lisa Nieves

Bronx River Senior Center


Helen Pigat

Lorraine Thomas

Barbara Greene

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