The director, Robert Atkinson, has published four books related to the Commons' activities:
- His memoir, Remembering 1969: Searching for the Eternal in Changing Times (2008);
- The two methodologies, The Life Story Interview (1998), and
- The Gift of Stories: Practical and Spiritual Applications of Autobiography, Life Stories, and Personal Mythmaking (1995); and,
- The autobiography, in collaboration with Babatunde Olatunji, The Beat of My Drum (2005).
These are all available at amazon.com.
He has also produced two educational videos:
- Starting Over: Understanding and Supporting Refugee and Immigrant Experiences, and
- Gabriel Women: Passamaquoddy Basketmakers.
The books and videos listed above 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."