The director, Robert Atkinson, has published six books related to the Commons’ activities:
Personal Mythmaking (1995);
A guidebook on life storytelling as soul-making:
A collection of Latino life stories, with David Carey:
The autobiography, in collaboration with Babatunde Olatunji:
These are all available at amazon.com.
His personal website is www.robertatkinson.net
He has also produced two educational videos:
- Starting Over: Understanding and Supporting Refugee and Immigrant Experiences, and
- Gabriel Women: Passamaquoddy Basketmakers.
The videos can be ordered by contacting the Commons.
This is the start of a list of additional resources designed to assist anyone in writing or better understanding the power of life stories:
- Sharon Lippincott is an OLLI Instructor and the author of “The Heart and Craft of Lifestory Writing.”