The PAL Ottawa Social Circle invites you to join us for a FREE presentation by Wendy Robbins, a co-founder of “Aging by the Book,” a program for people who are intrigued by the idea of using poetry, fiction, memoir, and other writing to explore the subject of aging.

When: Wednesday May 22, 2019 from 4 to 5:30 pm

Where: Ottawa Art Gallery at 10 Daly Avenue, in the Studio

Description: “Aging by the Book” is a program for people who are intrigued by the idea of using poetry, fiction, memoir, and other writing to explore the subject of aging. Offered through branches of the Ottawa Public Library, the “reading circle” format provides a safe and respectful environment to have conversations about attitudes, stereotypes, challenges, and opportunities for aging. For six weeks, a group of up to 10 registered participants meets for 90 minutes to discuss the week’s readings. The groups are led by trained co-facilitators, and the entire program is a volunteer initiative.

For this presentation, attendees will have the opportunity to experience an “Aging by the Book” reading circle, and then share their impressions of the experience. Reading materials will be provided.

Wendy Robbins / Biography

Wendy Robbins is a co-founder of “Aging by the Book.” After retiring from a long career as a CBC producer and executive producer, she completed a Masters of Information Studies at the University of Ottawa to obtain credentials as a Librarian. Besides “Aging by the Book,” she facilitates English language circles for immigrant seniors, sings in a Spanish-speaking choir, and enjoys planning travel.