The next and last Bronx Memoir Project Workshop Series of the season, Beyond the Bios, takes place on Saturdays between February 24th and March 16th from 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM via Zoom and in-person at Wakefield Library (4100 Lowerre Pl, Bronx, NY 10466).
Just as with fiction, memoirists must develop characters that readers wish to follow, knowing their wants, needs, and motivations. To transcend cliches and stereotypes, writers must go beyond knowing these basic elements to create compelling characters. In this four-week hybrid series, novelist and hypnotherapist Sofia Quintero introduces writers to unconventional ways to uncover additional layers to the people who live in their story world – including the authors themselves.
Writers of all experience levels are welcome. Participants of the Bronx Memoir Project Workshop Series are eligible to submit their memoirs for consideration in the next Anthology.
Session I: Uncovering Characters - Saturday, February 24th from 1:00 - 3:00 PM
Participants will reflect on the people/characters in their lives and divide them into major and minor roles.
Session II: Developing Characters - Saturday, March 2nd from 1:00 - 3:00 PM
Participants will use memory to develop their narrative and build characters.
Session III: Characters in Conflict - Saturday, March 9th from 1:00 - 3:00 PM
Participants will develop their narratives through character interactions and conflict.
Session IV: Impact on Narrator - Saturday, March 16th from 1:00 - 3:00 PM
Participants uncover the heart of the relationship between the narrator and their characters in their lives.
The Zoom link for each workshop will be emailed upon RSVPing.