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Storytelling Project Seeks Students

North County Times (Escondido, CA) , October 8, 2004

Summary:

Lois Sunrich said Friday that she wants to revive the age-old tradition of storytelling by pairing 25 senior citizens with students from elementary schools to colleges, who would interview their elders and create artistic books relating their life stories.

"Sometimes, all older people need is an audience," said Carol Ashworth, a 75-year-old Encinitas resident who will share her life story with a student.

Sunrich, the founding director of Encinitas-based StoryArts Inc., said storytelling enriches the lives of both the speaker and the listener, and that documenting oral histories helps shape culture and define character.

Subjects Covered: education, personal storytelling


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