Library to host memoir-writing series for seniors

Tompkins County Public Library invites adults age 65 and older to attend, "To Remember Is to Remake," an eight-week memoir-writing program, beginning May 1 at 6:30 p.m. in the library's BorgWarner Community Room-East.

Facilitated by Paige Eve Chant, this weekly program will encourage participants to explore memories and life experiences through inspiration from excerpts of published memoirs and in-class and at-home writing exercises.  Each session will provide a judgment-free environment for participants to share their work.

Chant earned her master of fine arts degree from the University of Washington and has taught creative writing classes at her alma mater and at Seattle Pacific University, the Robinson Center for Young Scholars and the Art Council of Princeton. In 2012, she earned certification from the National Council for Creative Aging, as a teaching artist for older adults, specializing in creative writing.

This series is free; however, space is limited and registration is required. To register, or for more information, contact Teresa Vadakin at

Copies of class readings will be available for pick-up at the library's adult reference desk on or after April 12. Digital copies are also available.