Catherine Corman

Born Before Plastic

Writing center Grub Street has partnered with the City of Boston’s Elderly Commission to hold memoir writing workshops for seniors living in historically significant neighborhoods. Workshop participants have crafted meaningful narratives that document the living history of the city and of their own lives. Grub published Born Before Plastic, the first volume of essays produced in these workshops, and I have had the privilege to record some of the writers reading their memoirs out loud. Here is a sampling of those recordings.

Ann DeSilva

Ann DeSilva

Pat Beckles

Pat Beckles

Mattie Powell

Mattie Powell

Barbara Signor

Barbara Signor