Bronx Memoir Project Workshop – “When the Muse is Muscle & Memory”
March 30 @ 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Our eyes whisper truths, our lungs scream sorrows and our feet straddle and strut between the past and the present. Our bodies are vessels for storytelling. This generative writing workshop led by Peggy Robles-Alvarado, open to all genres and all writing levels, pulls at memories we carry within our bodies and calls on the muse that lives in our muscles, freckles, and blemishes. Through the use of visual and written prompts as well excerpts from mentor texts, that scar on your chin, the stretch mark on your hip, and the beauty mark over your belly button become personified and insist on telling their side of the story.
About Peggy Robles-Alvarado
She is a resilient New York City tenured educator, a 2014 BRIO award winner and CantoMundo Fellow. She is a two time International Latino Book Award winner and author of Conversations with My Skin and Homenaje A Las Guerreras/ Homage to the Warrior Women. Robles-Alvarado has been featured on HBO Habla Women, Lincoln Center Out of Doors, Poets and Writers Fifth Annual Connecting Cultures Reading, and The BADD!ASS Women Festival as well as other culturally notable venues. She has been published in NACLA (The North American Congress on Latin America), Letras, by the Center for Puerto Rican Studies at Hunter College, The Bronx Memoir Project, Luna Luna Magazine, Hyperallergic.com, Upliftt.com, Dealmas.net and Sofrito For Your Soul. Determined to build a legacy within the arts, she is continuously creating and supporting literary events through Robleswrites Productions.