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Bronx Memoir Project – Narrative Essay Writing
December 9 @ 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Led by Caroline Rothstein, Narrative is described as “a spoken or written account of connected events.” As a storytelling device, the narrative essay smooths together and contains experiences, moments, and details in a poetic and prolific way that makes it possible for us to engage deeply with ourselves, our communities, and the world. In this workshop series, we will read and write narrative essays to learn how to locate our unique voices and strengthen our ability to tell stories in concrete and connective ways. New writing will be generated in each session, with opportunities for volunteers to both share and receive feedback, as wanted.
This final class will address the question ‘ What is Gained?’ Writers will learn how to borrow and steal from other genres (i.e. fiction, poetry, scripts) when writing non-fiction essays and share final thoughts, reflections, and debrief the workshop series. They will also create an action plan on how to proceed with writing goals.
Please note that you need to attend at least 3 out of 4 workshops to be considered for the publication at the end of the Bronx Memoir Project workshop series.