Writing Workshop: Creating a Mosaic: Personal Histories from the Middle Eastern Diaspora
Are there memories, moments, that shimmer in your mind’s eye, that cry out for attention in the middle of your busy life? Is there a family story or a personal story that you’ve wanted to write down, to sift, to savor or to salvage?[More]
People of all levels of experience are welcome to help create what I hope will become a community of writers whose work may include overlapping interests stemming from the diverse experiences of the Middle Eastern diaspora (e.g., migration and cultural hybridity; assimilation, racism and loss; ancestral ties; historical and political legacies; and engagement with mainstream media/literary representations).
Each week, we will discuss examples of published memoirs and essays, as well as each other’s work, and go through the steps of the writing process together⎯from free writing, to outlining, to creating a first, second and third draft. Each class member will finish the course with a piece that, sometimes with a little more revision, could be sent out to journals or expanded into a larger work. Selected essays will be published on the Arte East and Association of Iranian American Writers web sites. Reading materials will be provided.
Tuesdays, Until Dec 28, 2010, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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