Write Your Childhood: Victoria Park workshops to help share experiences of childhood


Victoria Park author Cristy Burne is inviting people to the Write Your Childhood workshops.
Victoria Park author Cristy Burne is inviting people to the Write Your Childhood workshops.

ADULTS will be able to relive their childhood through a free creative workshop in Victoria Park, designed to help people create books for kids.

Victoria Park resident and children’s book author Cristy Burne and illustrator Frane Lessac are offering a free series of Write Your Childhood workshops as part of the 2018 Town of Victoria Park Arts Season at Victoria Park Community Centre.

The workshops will be run during four Wednesdays, starting on March 21 and are designed for adults with a unique story to tell about their childhood: retirees, recent arrivals, total beginners, those who grew up in another country, or who experienced another way of life.

Burne said although people’s childhoods were different in various countries there were universal experiences.

“We want to use some of those special memories and frame them,” she said.

“The participants will be given the confidence to tell their story and they’ll feed off each other for inspiration.

“People will have the text and images in a manuscript form, that they could submit to publishers.”

Burne said there was a playground for kids to play in while the participants got creative inside.

To apply, email cj@cristyburne.com with your expression of interest, including a short paragraph about why you would love to participate and the story or types of stories you’re interested in exploring.

You should be able to attend all four workshops to secure your place.

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