Library to present Fulton Memoir Project on Sept. 19

The Fulton Public Library has announced the date for its presentation of a summer-long writing program that inspired local residents to write a short memoir about Fulton.

The presentation will take place at 6 p.m. Sept. 19 in the Fulton Municipal Building’s Community Room.

“The Memoir Project was offered to Fultonians and those who have been involved with the Fulton community,” said Betty Maute, the library’s director.

“We kicked off the project with a series of informative presentations to local service clubs,” she said. “After registering people for the project, Jim Farfaglia, the project’s writing instructor, guided participants through a series of classes. The classes were held at our library, at Towpath Towers and the Mill Apartments.”

“This project really took on a life of its own,” Farfaglia said. “During our classes, people were uncovering amazing stories about their time in Fulton and fascinating details about how Fulton helped them succeed in life. We ended up with nearly 40 memoirs and each one offers a unique perspective on what makes Fulton a great place.”

The presentation will begin with an introduction by Mayor Ronald L. Woodward Sr. and feature several of the memoir writers, who will read excerpts from their stories.

Those in attendance will be treated to some never-heard-before stories about Fulton and will get to hear about some well-known Fultonians in a new way.

Maute and Farfaglia will talk about what will happen next with the memoirs, as well as future writing events.

The Memoir Project was made possible through a grant from the state Council on the Arts.

The presentation is free and refreshments will be served. No registration is necessary, but those interested in more information may contact the library at 592-5159.

 

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