Stories of Chard

Everyone and everywhere has a story to tell and now it is time for Chard to tell its story.
Through workshops, storytelling, oral and written tales of today, the future or way back when – an opportunity for everyone to explore feelings of longing and belonging that the people, landscape and culture of this place – that we call home – bring to make sense of the world we live in. Using short stories and poetry we aim to create a book that will become a legacy of Chard that can be treasured for generations to come.

The project will be delivered through a series of creative writing workshops and storytelling opportunities prior to the publication of a selection anthology of writings generated through the project.

We will encourage new writers and more confident ones to take part in storytelling at
events happening in the town including events at the Museum and as part of the
Spring festival. Intergenerational stories will be recorded and transcribed to ensure inclusion of stories which would otherwise not be heard. This will work with students and
volunteers recruited as part of the project.

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