My Story 2020
Do you have a story to tell?
Hertfordshire Libraries and Nysa Projects invite you to share your memories and experiences of growing up and hope that these stories will also inspire pieces of art. Your lived experiences are stories with the potential to entertain, amuse, move or even terrify! During these challenging times of isolation, it is important to use stories to bring us together and provide us all with a window to the wider world.
We hope that you will feel inspired to share your stories in a variety of ways: a piece of writing or poetry (no more than 500 words); a song; video; music; animation; visual or graphic art. We need your stories to be captured digitally and less than 10MB but they can be created in any way you choose. Whatever your story, we would like to share it on this website. Please email your story to us at email@example.com.
If you would like some ideas, please take a look at the #mystory2019 stories and see how a talented group of local artists, in a series of workshops, took inspiration from the stories to create exciting and diverse pieces of art.
Sadly, at the moment, we cannot come together in workshops but please do not let this stop you from releasing your imagination! Why not tell your own story through art? Or, if you feel inspired by another story you have seen on our pages, you could use this as the starting point for your project. We hope that in time we will be able to come together face to face but meanwhile we can continue to be creative.
If you are a young person with a story to tell or if you know a young person who would like to share a story please visit My Story Families.
We look forward to receiving your stories by email firstname.lastname@example.org
If you want to learn more about the My Story project, you can listen to Kerry Lanigan's interview on Radio Verulam.