Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Born Before Plastic

irborn before plastic

The book launch is tonight for this, the first anthology of Grub Street's memoir project. In it, you can read stories from more than 40 senior citizens who took part in free memoir classes in the summer of 2006. The neighborhoods represented include Roxbury, South Boston and the North End, three very different places, and yet the stories have many similar themes. Last year the project moved on to Chinatown, Charlestown and East Boston. (Look for that anthology next year.) It's one of the most challenging and fulfilling projects I've ever been involved in. I teach the classes and Alexis Rizutto, another Grub instructor, heads up the one-on-one coaching that follows. And she edited the book as well.

For more information on the project, check here.

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