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Bronx Memoir Project – Narrative Essay Writing
11/18/2019 @ 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 first class will address the question ‘ What is Sacred?’ and explore a personalized and collective understanding of what narrative essay is and can do. Writers are asked to consider what is both sacred and sacrificed when we tell stories and write.
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.