Telling life’s stories
A ‘ HOW to’ guide assisting people to tell or help others relate their rich, full life stories has been developed in Wangaratta.
‘A Guide to Writing Your Life Story’ was developed through the Life Stories program which runs out of St John’s Village, offering locals the chance to work with volunteers to produce quality books that become family keepsakes and vital local history resources.
The book was created with the assistance of a $4225 grant through the Rural City of Wangaratta’s community grants program.
Kerry Craig, rural city community projects officer, said the application stood out because of the many elements involved, including the level of volunteer involvement.
“There’s also the sustainability of it, and the fact they are producing high quality items, as well as all the skills and knowledge being pooled in the volunteering side,” she said.
“It’s a good skills match for a lot of people looking to volunteer in their community.”
Project coordinator Rod Davis said 75 copies of the new book, which offers prompts and information to help volunteers and life story subjects, had been printed, and would be available to those involved in Life Stories.
The quality colour publication has been designed by Emma Phillips, and offers an easy guide to writing autobiographies in the style produced through the program.
Anyone interested in taking part in the program in future is encouraged to contact Mr Davis on 0409 215286.
RECORDING HISTORY: Life Stories coordinator Rod Davis with George Lee and Margot Colson, who are involved in the innovative program.