|Writer's Group of the Salem Council on Aging | Salem | 2008
The Writer's Group of the Salem Council on Aging is made up of 16 Salem residents in their 70s 80s and 90s. The seniors worked on a project documenting their personal recollections on the changing face of Salem over the years. From these accounts, the Writer's Group produced a book Personal Perspectives of a Changing Salem, featuring 60 short essays. The initial print run sold out and the book is now in its fifth printing. Having sold more than 1,200 copies since October of 2007, the book's profits go towards the Senior Center. The work spawned many events at which the authors read from their work, signed books, and learned about marketing techniques from professional authors. The writers went to Salem Elementary School to work with students on another writing project.
Funded by the Salem Cultural Council in 2008
Grant Recipient: Linda Conrad, $1,100