Time & Location
May 19, 2023, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
There are stories that live in our bodies and circle our consciousness; stories we tell and stories we hide. And there are people (like you) who feel pulled to write those stories down. But how and where do you begin?
In this class, participants will examine why they want to write about their lives, and what it is they want to write about. They’ll be led through exercises to get them started, and we’ll study writing craft techniques to develop their personal stories and characters.
About the Facilitator:
Vanessa Mártir writes memoir and fiction, is a wanna be poet & playwright, and the creator of the Writing Our Lives Workshop and the Writing the Mother Wound Movement. She has been widely published, including in The NY Times, The Washington Post, The Guardian, Longreads, Poets & Writers, The Rumpus, Aster(ix), and the anthologies Not That Bad, edited by Roxane Gay & So We Know edited by Aracelis Girmay. Vanessa is a 2021 Letras Boricuas fellow, and has partnered with Tin House and The Rumpus to publish WOL alumni, and with Longreads and NYU's Latinx Project to publish Mother Wound essays. She has served as guest editor of Aster(ix) and The James Franco Review. When she's not writing or teaching, you can find Vanessa hiking in old growth forests talking to trees and birds. Find out more about her relentless belief in our stories at vanessamartir.com
Behind the Imaginary Gate(s)$35.00