Stories Project at Good Neighbours

Have you ever heard the phrase “we all have a book in us?” A whole book sounds daunting doesn’t it? So how about we create one together instead?

Our names are Jolene Sheehan and Patrick Wright. We want to create a book about older local people’s experiences so they can share it with their relatives, friends, or others in the Manchester community. These stories are important and we want to celebrate them in print.  However, we need writers to do this. Are you interested in getting involved?

  • The project will take part on Saturday’s on August 10th, 17th, 24th and 31st from 9.30am until 2.30pm with a break for lunch.

  • Each week will be a stand-alone session so you can attend one or all of them.

  • It will be held in St Ninians on Wilbraham Road

  • The morning session will involve a brew and a guided chat with a group of older people with the purpose of hearing and preserving their recollections and experiences.

  • The afternoon session will then be you, the writer staying on for a chance to rework your notes into a short piece of biography with the guidance of Patrick, an experienced  creative writing teacher and published writer.

  • Your work (with the go ahead of the person you have written about) will then be published in a collection.

For more information or if you have any helpful suggestions, contact me on .  Alternatively you can text or call me on 07939566148.

Thanks for reading and hope to hear from you soon.

Jolene Sheehan