Dear Families of Residents, Haro Park Centre:
I’m writing to briefly introduce myself and invite you to take part in a wonderful, first person, digital storytelling workshop at Haro Park.
I’m an instructor in the Journalism and Communication Studies department at Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU) in Richmond and Surrey, BC. I’m also the founder of StoryTurns (www.facebook.com/storyturnsworkshop), a Vancouver-based organization that leads innovative and empowering digital storytelling workshops for individuals as well as health and community organizations.
In a unique collaboration with Haro Park and KPU, my students recently produced some stories about residents. Here is one of these stories:
These stories inspired me to offer a workshop for residents’ family members who may be interested in telling their own stories and the stories of their families. Stories could honour the legacy of a loved one, tell the world about their greatest gifts, or focus on families in transition periods. There are no limits.
More about the workshop
Participants will produce 2 – 5 minute movies using their own voices, photos, short video clips and music. The workshop will be collaborative, friendly and supportive. No experience with storytelling or computers is required. None at all.
To give you a sense of the type of story you could produce in the workshop, I invite you take a look at a few stories produced by Alzheimer Australia, another produced by a young woman in a recent StoryTurns workshop, and one that I recently made.
1. Some lovely stories by Alzheimer Australia
2. Guardian Angel
3. News Junkie
Workshop location, date and cost
Workshop dates: June 18 – 20, 2014 (9 am – 5 pm)
Location: Haro Park Centre, 1233 Haro St., Vancouver, BC
Cost: $650 (including GST) (All equipment provided.) Space is limited to 10 participants.
For more information and to register
Please contact me if you have any questions and to register.
I look forward to speaking with you.
With best wishes,