Mementos: Poetry and Performance Workshops for Seniors

Posted on: October 16th, 2013 by
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Emmy Lu Daly The Golden Miss EmWow!

It has been a fabulous final month with Mementos.

Michael Ingram and I have had an incredible time with our poets as they prepared for their filming and their live performance.

Then we had the final Celebration of Poetry on September 26. What a show!

Anna Hunt Performs

Anna Hunt Performs

Then, the videographer Chad and I had an intense and productive two weeks editing the film, deciding on the story line and the chapter headings. Before all that, Aashish and I worked through the poets’ individual films, with direction and editing, and with Chad doing the camera work. I’m happy to say that all the film projects have come out nicely.

Pat Kelly's That First Ride

Pat Kelly’s That First Ride

A very satisfying month it has been. I hope you enjoy some of the pictures from the event and soon the videos will be available for viewing. We hope to be continuing with the workshops at Sarah’s Circle in November. Of course, funding is always an issue, but with a worthy project like Mementos how can the DC Commission for the Arts and Humanities turn us down. Will keep you posted.

In the meantime, here are a few other photographs from the event.


That’s Elizabeth talking to a visiting poet.

Michael Ingram

Michael Ingram performs.

Michael Oliver

The Master of Ceremonies, yours truly, Robert Michael Oliver

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