WDtS Grove Hall: Writing the Family Odyssey
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Have you or a family member made the leap from one country, one culture, one language to another? Has a particular immigration story in your family been told at every reunion you can remember, and you’d like to write it down? Join us for this session in which we’ll read writers like Jamaica Kincaid and Edwige Danticat, recall the stories that make up our family mythology, and write to prompts designed to help you tell these stories in compelling ways . Participants will come away from this session with the beginnings of a first draft. This session is open to writers of all levels and experience.
Who Should Register?
Write Down the Street has a special focus on making the creative writing workshop more accessible to those who face challenges due to cost, language skills, lack of access to transportation, and other barriers. We believe that all voices must be spotlighted with the range and fullness they deserve.
These programs are offered tuition-free thanks to the support of generous donors who are committed to our mission of ensuring all voices are heard.
Families welcome. Coffee and snacks provided (at sites that allow food/drink). Teens are welcome to attend with an older relative. We will provide simple activities to keep young children occupied.