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A story inspired by art

A great way to get people thinking about stories or poetry is to start with an image.

Find an interesting painting, photograph or an image from a film or TV show.

Discuss the image with residents then start asking some creative questions:

  • Who are the people in the image?
  • What do they do for work?
  • What are they doing now?
  • Where are they going?

Encourage the residents to create a short, simple story about the characters and scenario they can see in the image.

Sometimes it is easier creating a story from an image, rather than from memory.

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