Write Down the Street: The Art of Memory in Our Writing

Wednesday, May 18, 6:00pm-7:30pm (EST)
Online: Zoom
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Level: For Everyone
Adult (18+)
30 seats max

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"Memory can change the shape of a room; it can change the color of a car. And memories can be distorted." So says Leonard Shelby in the film Momento, and there's a wealth of writing that agrees. Whether you are writing fiction or nonfiction, narration in our writing often deals with things remembered and mis-remembered. This drop-in will look at the way memory works in the brain, how it works from a social perspective, and of course how it works from a craft perspective. Participants will focus on memory as a form of characterization. Writers should leave with at least one scene a current project. Poets, memoirists, essayists, novelists, and short story writers can all gain new ways of thinking about "memory work" from this short, intensive session.

Who Should Register?

Write Down the Street has a special focus on making the creative writing workshop more accessible to those who have been underrepresented in it due to cost, racism, immigration status, language access, lack of access to transportation, and other barriers. We believe that these 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.

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Peter Medeiros
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Previous Students Say

  • Great for Newbies
  • Lots of Practical Tips
  • Supportive Environment
  • "Inspired Me to Write More"


  • Study Published Writing
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