Category Archives: Writing/Storytelling

Movement Based Performance Art Class for Three EngAGE Communities

Here’s an example of the kind of creative programming our residents will enjoy in 2017. This is a shared class that is open to residents at North Hollywood Senior Arts Colony (NoHo SAC), Burbank Senior Artists Colony (BSAC), and the Piedmont … Continue reading

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Join us for “The Artfully Aging Radio Hour” in Minneapolis

Please join us for “The Artfully Aging Radio Hour” project, two live shows that will be performed and recorded for radio broadcast and podcast at 7:00 p.m. on January 23 and 24, at Pillsbury House Theatre in Minneapolis. “The Artfully Aging Radio … Continue reading

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Profiles: Excelsior! Stan Lee

“Profiles” is an EngAGE Blog category devoted to occasional posts about older people who have made a significant creative impact in our world. Today’s subject: STAN LEE. The ageless Stan Lee, whose name is synonymous with Marvel Comics, celebrates his 94th … Continue reading

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NoHoSAC and BSAC Poets Shared Their Work at a Reading

Thanks to two generous grants from Poets & Writers,  poet Oshea Perry taught a series of nine workshops and held a reading at both the Burbank Senior Artists Colony and the North Hollywood Senior Arts Colony, with the BSAC class joining the NoHoSAC group … Continue reading

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This Thanksgiving, Listen To (And Interview) Your Elders

In 2015, StoryCorps began a project that is right up our alley. Here’s the scoop: The Great Thanksgiving Listen is a national education project that empowers high school students to create an oral history of the contemporary United States by … Continue reading

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News from NoHo SAC: Poetry Reading on the 17th

You’re invited!  

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EngAGE Launches Programming in Minneapolis!

Exciting news from Tim Carpenter, Founder and Executive Director of EngAGE: I’m delighted to announce our first project in Minnesota, where we’ll be known as EngAGE.MN. We have partnered with the affordable housing developer, CommonBond, to offer a 10-week storytelling class in … Continue reading

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A Fond Memory of the Early Days from Tim Carpenter

From Tim Carpenter, Founder and Executive Director of EngAGE: I started my work teaching a writing class at four affordable senior housing communities in 1998. My first prompt to get students to write and tell their stories was, “A penny … Continue reading

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Special Guest at 1st NoHoSAC Storytelling Night: Playwright Larry Dean Harris

North Hollywood Senior Arts Colony has a special event coming up next week featuring author Larry Dean Harris. Harris, an award-winning playwright, is a co-founder of Los Angeles based, playwrights-managed “Playwrights 6” and the Los Angeles regional representative of the Dramatists Guild. … Continue reading

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Experience Talks 5/29: Dorothy Hom

Tune in to Experience Talks, our weekly “Radio Magazine for the Experienced Listener,” on Sundays at 5:00 PM PT on KPFK 90.7 FM Los Angeles, 98.7 FM Santa Barbara, 99.5 China Lake, 93.7 N. San Diego, streaming live online, and … Continue reading

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