Countless unique stories are brimming in the hearts and minds of elderly people throughout the City of Boston. The Memoir Project, a joint venture between The City of Boston and Grub Street Writers, Inc., aims to capture these stories systematically and over an extended length of time by teaching elderly residents the rudiments of memoir writing. Learning these skills will give seniors a practical and meaningful way to turn memories into coherent narratives with lasting value. By capturing stories of elderly residents, we intend to document the living history of Boston and, by doing so, provide a greater understanding of the city's past and present for all its residents.
The Memoir Writing Project has successfully produced four wonderful books about Boston's seniors.