Real Life Stories at Wolverhampton Literature Festival 2019
Louise Palfreyman from Arts Foundry has been working with us over the last few months developing the Real Life Stories project. She has been working with developing and established writers across the Black Country to produce creative writings in response to their own photography collections. She has been working with established writing groups including Oldbury and Blackheath and as well as individuals who have gotten in touch through our website.
You can see photographs of the day below.
Louise is now mid-way through the Real Life Stories project and we are planning another sharing public session in Wolverhampton in May 2019. We will also be publishing all the new stories on our website and feature some of them in the up-coming Living Memory book due to be published in December 2019.
Louise said about working on Real Life Stories — "It's been a real pleasure meeting so many Black Country writers over the past couple of months, and there are some fantastic pieces of writing emerging. We have stories from all walks of life, and some of them made me laugh while others made me cry. There are stories of belonging, and not belonging; memories of family life and the working day; stories from the post-war era right through to modern times. Our writers span different generations, ethnicities and backgrounds to weave a truly diverse tapestry of tales."
If you would like to get involved with the Real Life Stories project you can either submit your own story online here, or get in touch with Louise directly and find out when the next workshop takes place.