This is My City

An Illustration of Life

Write about the most interesting person you’ve ever known.

This was homework for the participants in the Write YOUR Story workshop at the Drop In Centre. When I mentioned the project to them at the end of class, a couple of them began to hoot. They knew a cast of intriguing individuals. Whom would they choose?

A week later I found out.

One man wrote about a woman he spent time with recently. He described her in vivid detail, even the way she sat on the bus. He evoked a sense of mystery and of the supernatural when detailing her hair, her voice and her face. No wonder she cast a spell over him.

Besides completing the character study, the author also drew her picture in coloured chalk. It compliments his story as well as the woman. It’s an illustration and a narrative of a life that might have been left hidden if he hadn’t written that story. 



Story by Lea Storry, Family Lines

Artist Mentor

Write YOUR Story Workshop, Calgary Drop-In and Rehab Centre


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