Memoir Writing in The Age of Trump: the Art of Radical Truth-Telling
Memoir Writing in The Age of Trump: The Art of Radical Truth-Telling [a six-session workshop in memoir, Monday nights, 7-9 PM, March 27, April 3, 10, 17, 24, May 1]
The art of memoir breaks the veil of polite half-truths we are normally encouraged to tell about our lives. In this workshop, we will use emotion, sensory details, critical thinking, and imagination to construct profound and relatable works about our actual experience. Students will get frequent feedback in a supportive atmosphere. You may either bring in a memoir project you are already working on, or use weekly, optional class assignments to spark your writing.
Bio: Donna Minkowitz has taught memoir writing since 1998 at the 92nd Street Y, The Kitchen, the JCC of the Upper West Side, and the New York Writers Workshop. Her recent memoir Growing Up Golem was a finalist for both a Lambda Literary Award and for the Judy Grahn Nonfiction Award, and her first memoir, Ferocious Romance, won a Lammy. A recipient of a Writers Omi fellowship and an Exceptional Merit Media Award, Minkowitz has also written for the New York Times Book Review, Salon, and The Nation.
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