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Workshops

2016 writing WORKSHOPS

 

 
Monday  |  August 1  |  6:30-8:30pm

 

The Journey of a Novel: Craft Talk and Workshop

With BRIO-winning author Amy Gottlieb

 

In this discussion about the process of writing her debut novel, Amy Gottlieb will focus on specific craft issues such as point of view, character motivation, narrative structure, and how she approaches revision. The workshop will conclude with a generative writing prompt.  

Amy Gottlieb is the author of The Beautiful Possible (Harper Perennial, 2016), which is a Target Emerging Authors selection. Her fiction and poetry have been published in many journals and anthologies, and she teaches college writing in the Bronx and creative writing workshops in various settings. She has received two BRIO Awards in Poetry and a Bronx Council on the Arts Fellowship & Residency.  

 

Location: Bronx Library Center

310 E Kingsbridge Rd., Bronx, NY 10458

 

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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please email bronxwriters@bronxarts.org

 

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