Jackie’s Bio Grammar School educated, secretarial college, then worked in the City for ten years. Married, had three children and seven grandchildren. Active member of WI and NWR most of married life. Textile artist and avid reader—all types of fiction, but prefer thrillers, and non-fiction books on many subjects, mainly art, craft and science.
Mary’s Bio I remember learning to read easily. There were no books at home so cornflake boxes, packaging and newspapers were what we had for practice. Later the local library was a favourite place and books took me to other places, peoples and times. Historical fiction made sense of the cold facts of school lessons. […]
Carrie’s Bio Carrie Carrie is a reader, writer, spoken word performer and workshop facilitator currently based in Bournemouth. She has a BA (Hons) in Creative Writing with Philosophy (her dissertation focused on fictional and nonfictional selves) and an MA in English Literature (her dissertation focused on space, time and fictional psychopharmaceuticals in the novels and […]
Mary’s Bio I was not born into a “bookish” family, books were an expensive luxury we could ill afford. So libraries played an important part in my childhood during the thirties and forties. Once I became absorbed in a book it had to be prised from my hands in order to attend to other activities […]
Kit’s Bio Kit is in his early sixties. He works part-time at Sainsbury’s, and volunteers as a Poole Heath Walks leader, co-facilitator of a new mental health peer-support group, transcribing Poole Museum documents, and at the Wallisdown Sue Ryder shop. He uses his iPad for reading news online, and computers for his work at the […]
The following is a guide to oral storytelling created by our Advisory Group member, Jenny Moon. Jenny has kindly given us permission to reproduce this here by way of some tips for project participants but also for anyone interested in vernacular/oral storytelling more broadly. It is most relevant to the part of the workshops where […]