Storytelling and Poetry in Later Life

Ellen Ryan, Professor Emeritus at McMaster University in Gerontology, has created two fantastic websites for those interested in storytelling and poetry for older adults: features:

  • A book series (10 books in Writing Down Our Years)
  • A blog (Aging with Spirit – a link will be on this blog)
  • Available workshops
  • Ellen’s academic and professional articles for downloading
  • Resources on writing, life stories, and creativity in later life; aging with spirit; and communication and aging is a site that presents poems selected from 1100 submissions written by poets after the age of 70 years. The contents of the 2010 anthology Celebrating Poets over 70, edited by Marianne F. Vespry and Ellen, can be browsed and the volume ordered.


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