"Everyone has a Story to Tell" supported by the Vermont Arts Council and the National Endowment
for the Arts, sponsored by Lamoille Neighbors
River Arts, January 25, 10 am-12 pm. The participants will meet once a week for a 2 hour session over
a 6 week period. We expect you to attend all 6 sessions.
E-mail Wiffy at email@example.com and sign up today!!
Thanks to the generous support of the Vermont Arts Council and the National Endowment
for the Arts, Lamoille Neighbors is excited to announce a new program, “Everyone Has a
Story to Tell.” Its aim is to help seniors over 60 years of age create a story that they would like to tell and share it through art.
The program will offer 3 modes of expression: photography, led by Nan Carle
Beauregard; clay work, spearheaded by Jude Prashaw; and writing, under the direction of
Melanie Viets. Participants will choose one of the modes in which to work. The participants will
meet once a week for a 2-hour session over a 6-week period. We expect you to attend all 6
The program begins on January 25, 2023, with a gathering of all participants and teachers at
River Arts in Morrisville, and will consist of an introduction to storytelling, including: how to
approach developing your story, what tools you have available, determining what your central
message is, what the components of the story should include, who your audience is, finding the
proper scope, and how to develop a clear structure.
We will then split up for the next 4 sessions into workshops for the mode you have chosen, which
will be your mode for the entire program. Each group will work on developing their story with
guidance from the teaching artists. We will gather again as a full group for the 6th session on
March 1st and share our stories, and what we have learned in the process of creating them, as
well as what we might do to share them more broadly.
We can provide transportation for those who need it. If you are homebound, our teacher artists
are willing to make house calls so you can take advantage of this program.
Each of the groups will be limited to 10. We are asking all who are interested to sign up as soon
as possible, indicating a first choice and second choice for the mode in which you would like to
participate. E-mail Wiffy at firstname.lastname@example.org and sign up today!!
The schedule starts Wednesday January 25th, everyone will meet from 10-12 at River Arts; remaining classes run on February 1, 8 , 15 , 22:
Clay group will meet Wednesdays at River Arts from 10-12
Writing group will meet Wednesdays at Lanpher Memorial Library, Hyde Park, from 10-12
Photography group will meet at the Centennial Library , Morrisville 1:30-3:30
Wednesday March 1st, everyone will meet at River Arts from 10-12