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Straight from Your Heart: 800-Word Essay and Memoir Writing

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Mar 17 - Mar 17 2:30 p.m.

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Where

Lewis Howard Latimer House Museum

| Queens County

| New York City

34-41 137th Street Queens, NY 11354

Event Description

Straight from Your Heart: 800-Word Essay and Memoir Writing

In this workshop, we will explore our pasts and write 800-word memoirs and personal essays about race and immigration. We will read texts by writers such as Lee Martin, Richard Rodriguez, and Bhanu Kapil and consider the use of metaphor as a way to access emotional material. Come ready to read, remember, and write.

 

Instructor's Bio:

Meera Nair teaches writing at NYU and is the author of Video: Stories, which was a Washington Post Best Book of the Year, and has recent work in Guernica, the New York Times and the Guardian. www.meeranair.net /Twitter: @MeeraNairNY /Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/meera.nair.3152

 

The Literature Series "Writing on Race & Immigration" is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council. This workshop is produced in partnership with Newtown Literary.


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