Welcome to My Story - a community art project presented by Hertfordshire Library Service.
My Story takes your true stories and tells them in art for the whole community to enjoy. We are back in 2021 bigger and better than ever!
Everyone has a story to tell. What's yours?
Do you have a defining memory from your childhood or adolescence? Perhaps you can recall a time of great change in your life? And now, as we emerge from lockdown, what are your reflections on our most recent chapter?
Writing and sharing stories can bring people together and we would love to share your stories for everyone to enjoy on this website. Please send your short stories (approximately 500 words) to firstname.lastname@example.org
For some inspiration and to see how past contributions have been used as inspiration in creative workshops you can watch this video or click on the links at the bottom of this page.
Focussing on stories of being a young person trying to find your way in the world, emerging young artists worked with professional artists in 2019 to create new works of art which were showcased in Hertfordshire's libraries.
For the first time in 2021 we are running online creative writing workshops to help you to tell your stories. These fun and engaging two-part workshops are loaded with creative activities to inspire you on your story writing journey. The sessions are open to all over 16, first time writers and those wanting to re-ignite their writing passion. For more information and to book your place please follow the links below:
Wednesday 28th April and Wednesday 5th May 7-9pm on Zoom
Wednesday 26th May and Wednesday 2nd June 7-9pm on Zoom
We will be launching details of this year's practical Creator Days with a range of fantastic artists, covering many different art forms later in the year so watch this space!
In the meantime, if you would like more information about My Story and to send us your stories, please email us at email@example.com
My Story is a project funded by Arts Council England and presented by Hertfordshire Library Service, in partnership with Nysa Projects, Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies (HALS), YC Hertfordshire, and Hertfordshire based artists.