Open to professional and avocational writers of all ages and abilities, the Bronx Memoir Project offers free, professionally-led memoir writing workshops across the Bronx. Aligned with BCA’s mission to elevate local narratives and stories, the Bronx Memoir Project helps amplify local voices through an array of writing tools, along with the professional development needed for writers to publish on their own.

BMP 2019-2020

The enhanced 2019-2020 BMP will offer six intensive sessions of four workshops each, focusing on Narrative Poetry, Narrative Non-Fiction, and Essay Writing. A total of 24-workshops will be offered in the fall and spring.

The winter four-week Narrative Poetry session will take place at BCA’s new home in Westchester Square from January 14th to February 4th.  The Narrative Non-Fiction session will take place at the NYPL Van Cortlandt Park Library from February 6th to March 5th. March 14th, 21st, and 28th workshops on Narrative Essay Writing have been rescheduled to take place on April 11th, 18th and 25th online. BMP will culminate with the publication of an Anthology of contributed memoirs and book launch celebration in June 2020.

Note: To be published in this year’s BMP Volume IV Anthology, participants must attend a minimum of three workshops within the same series, whether in the fall or spring. Writers can enjoy as many sessions and/or individual workshops as they wish during both seasons.

2018-2019 BMP Anthology Series

The 2018-2019 BMP culminated in the Bronx Memoir Project Volume III Anthology and book launch in June 2019.

This meaningful program is made possible in part with support from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA).

Submissions are CLOSED to apply to design the cover of the Bronx Memoir Project Volume IV

Submissions are CLOSED for Bronx Memoir Project VOL IV


Cover image by Sofie Vasquez


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