DEADLINE for submissions:
September 1st, 2022
GUIDELINES for submissions:
EMAIL Joelle at email@example.com your registration form, then once completed, your memoir submission, and your memoir release form.
Friday September 23 | 5:00 to 6:00 pm
At the Library, in the FCU Room.
Everyone Welcome! Bring an anecdote, photo, or an object to share. There will be a presentation about mill history, followed by an open floor for the public.
We invite members of the public to submit stories about the paper mill in Powell River for the memoir anthology project, Memories of the Mill. Memoirs will be published in an e-book format, with the possibility for a printed version (TBD). Of the submissions, we will choose 15 memoirs to record and film for the creation of a video series in partnership with the Powell River Public Library. Please note; all memoirs submitted will become part of the Museum’s archives, as historical records and accounts of the Powell River Paper Mill.
To help you write your memoir, we recommend the 7-week memoir-writing course with the Powell River Public Library from May 26th to July 7th. Contact Mark Merlino by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org to register. Another option is to request from Mark an informational package, for guidance on how to go about writing your memoir if this is your first time.
Through the summer, we will also host memoir-sharing circles with the Powell River Public Library in the First Credit Union Community Room. Dates and times to be announced.
Consider submitting a memoir if …
We are inclusive of all people who have experiences related to the mill. These are just some examples of your potential connections, and therefore why you may have a story to share.
Why? Writing a memoir is a way to share your story based on your experience related to Powell River’s paper mill.
The opportunity to share your story may include…