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Workshops

 

2016 writing WORKSHOPS

 

Saturday   |  February 20  |  12:00-2:00pm

 

Separating Playwriting as a Medium

with 2015 BRIO Winner Antoinette Mullins

 
BRIO winner for playwriting, theater professional Antoinette Mullins, will host this comprehensive two-hour workshop that focuses on determining whether your story idea is best suited for the stage or not and the techniques necessary for developing it to its fullest dramatic potential if it is. Character development, maximizing the power of the dramatic question and finding your voice as a writer will all be discussed. Writers of all genres and forms are encouraged to participate.
 
Guest facilitator Antoinette Mullins has worked in literary departments for a film company and Off-Broadway theater and has seen how writers of all ages and backgrounds unknowingly do a disservice to their hard work, by not using all their medium has to offer, and by feeling needlessly limited. This workshop session will provide practical industry advice and will delve into dramaturgy.
  
Location: Bronx Library Center

310 East Kingsbridge Road (at Briggs Avenue), Bronx, NY 10458
Phone: 718-579-4244

 

Admission is free, but RSVP is required.

Questions? Contact Charlie at 718-931/9500 x21 or Charlie@bronxarts.org.

 
Friday   |   April 22   |   6:00-8:00pm


BRONX:AFRICA Poetry Town Hall Tour
with Rachel Ansong and Muhamadou Salieu Suso

Ghanaian-born Rachel Ansong, 2015 BRIO Award winner for poetry, will read from her award-winning work and will be joined by Gambian-born Muhamadou Salieu Suso, a musician/historian who will perform on the traditional stringed kora.

Their presentations will be followed by a town hall-style community discussion on immigration and identity, as part of Bronx Council on the Arts’ BRONX:AFRICA exhibit and programs.

This is the first in a new series of six upcoming poetry town halls supported by a grant from the New York Council for the Humanities. Additional support provided by PEN American Center.

Location: Longwood Art Gallery @ Hostos
450 Grand Concourse at 149th Street, Bronx, NY 10451
Phone: 718-518-6728


Admission is free, but RSVP is required.

Questions? Contact Charlie at 718-931/9500 x21
or Charlie@bronxarts.org.


 
Friday  |  April 29  |  6:00-8:00pm

 

Reclaiming our Narratives: A Conversation with
Nigerian Journalist Chike Frankie Edozien

– PEN World Voices

Bred in Lagos, Nigeria, Chike Frankie Edozien grew up to become a journalist and contributed to the 2016 Commonwealth Foundation Creative Nonfiction Anthology. He’s working on a memoir and has traveled the world reporting on HIV/AIDS, particularly as affects Africans.

A 2008 Kaiser Foundation fellow for Global Health Reporting, he’ll discuss his work as part of Bronx Council on the Arts’ Bronx:Africa exhibit and programs. This special program is part of the PEN World Voices Festival.

Location: Longwood Art Gallery @ Hostos

450 Grand Concourse at 149th Street, Bronx, NY 10451

Phone: 718-518-6728

Admission is free, but RSVP is required.

Questions? Contact Charlie at 718-931/9500 x21
or Charlie@bronxarts.org.

 
Saturday  |  June 18  |  2:00-4:00pm

 

Poetry Town Hall Tour at Poe!
with Poet
Urayoán Noel and Angel Hernández

BRIO-winning poet and educator Urayoán Noel was born and raised in San Juan, Puerto Rico, and will present a reading of his Bronx-inspired bilingual poetry at the Poe Park Visitor Center, followed by a discussion with program advisor Angel Hernández of the Bronx Historical Society.

They will discuss Poe’s impoverished life in the Bronx and the social forces that inspire poetic expression in marginalized communities.

Bronx Writers Center Director Charlie Vázquez will moderate the town hall discussion on the role of the artist on the margins and the parallels between Poe’s difficult years in the Bronx and the struggles of the Puerto Rican community.

This event is supported by a grant from the New York Council for the Humanities.

 

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center

2640 Grand Concourse, Bronx, NY 10458

Phone: 718-365-5516

Admission is free, but RSVP is required.

Questions? Contact Charlie at 718-931/9500 x21 or Charlie@bronxarts.org.

 

 

recommended reading:


Daughters of the Stone
Dahlma Llanos Figueroa


Daughters of the Stone
follows the lives of five generations of Afro-Puerto Rican women focusing on the legacy passed from one generation to the next. How does each generation deal with that legacy given changing environments, culture? How does the environment change the legacy? What happens to communication when language and culture are truncated? What legacy does a woman who owns nothing, not even her own body, leave for her daughter? What happens to a storyteller when she can no longer tell her stories? Can one build for the future without coming to terms with the past?



Dahlma Llanos Figueroa was born in Puerto Rico and grew up in the Bronx. She was a teacher and librarian in the New York City School system until her retirement. Her life experiences in Puerto Rico and the Bronx, as well as her African heritage, form the core of her work. Dahlma lives still in the Bronx with her husband Jonathan Lessuck. Dahlma Llanos Figueroa is the recipient of the the Bronx Council on the Arts' BRIO award and the Literary Arts Fellowship & Residency.

 

 

Long For This World
Sonya Chung

Sonya Chung’s first novel tells the story of a family divided between contemporary America and a small Korean town. Long for This World is about loss and renewal and what it means to go home.

 



 

Sonya Chung is a recipient of the Charles Johnson Fiction Award, a Pushcart Prize nomination, and the Bronx Council on the Arts Literary Arts Fellowship & Residency.

 

 

 

 

Both books can be purchased at Barnes & Noble at Bay Plaza, located at 290 Baychester Avenue in the Co-op City section of the Bronx. To find out about literary activities that are held at the store, please call 718-862-3945 or visit http://www.barnesandnoble.com (click on "Stores and Events").

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