The Fulton Public Library is looking for people who have lived and/or worked in Fulton and have stories to tell about their experiences.
The project, entitled “The Stories from Our Past that Inspire Our Future,” is being offered through a series of workshops during the months of June, July and August. Local writer and teacher Jim Farfaglia will be leading the workshops.
“The project is being offered through a grant the Library received from Poets & Writers, Inc.,” explained Betty Maute, Director of the Fulton Public Library. “We are able to sponsor this program at no cost to those who participate because the grant uses public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature. The project will begin with a presentation at the library on May 22 at 6:30 p.m. At that time Jim will explain how the project will be carried out.”
“This is an exciting project,” said Farfaglia. “I talk to so many people who have stories of working in Fulton or going through the schools here, or whose parents or grandparents made a lasting contribution to our community. But they often hesitate to try to write about them, thinking they don’t possess the necessary writing skills. The idea of this project is to help people tell their stories and to realize their storytelling abilities.”
“We even have Friends of the Fulton Library members and community members willing to type up the stories or tape record a person’s story,” Maute continued. “We want this project to focus on each person’s story in a relaxing environment and we want people to have fun throughout the process!”
Those interested in learning more about the project may do so by attending the event on May 22. For more information or to sign up to participate, contact the Fulton Public Library at (315) 592-5159 or Farfaglia at (315) 402-2297 or via email [email protected]