Two Truths & a Lie: a Workshop
Bushra Rehman
Two Truths & a Lie: a Workshop

Six Sessions, 2 hours each (7-9pm)
Mondays, September 24th, October 8th, 15th, 22th, 29th, November 5th
Fees & Payment Options: $425 General / $400 AAWW Members
Full payment due before first class.

*Please note: this class skips Monday, October 1st.

**There is an application process for this workshop. Please fill out this application. We will be in contact regarding your submission.

Why You Should Take This Class: “Writing from life can be a tricky business. There are people to protect, faulty memories of events, and the pitfalls of self-censorship. In this workshop, we will employ techniques of poetry and fiction to create works of Memoir and Autobiographical Fiction.” (

Course Description: “Through original writing exercises, we will learn literary techniques including character, dialogue, setting and story arc. In our writing, we will draw upon both the truths and lies of our experience because our lives are too rich not to write about and our imaginations too strong to ignore. Every writer will have the opportunity to workshop one original piece. All levels of writers are welcome. This workshop is open to people of color and allies.” (

Bushra Rehman is a poet, novelist and cultural activist. Her poetry collection Marianna’s Beauty Salon, has been called “a love poem for Muslim girls, Queens, and immigrants making sense of their foreign home–and surviving.” Her novel Corona, a dark comedy about being South Asian American, was noted by Poets & Writers among the year’s Best Debut Fiction and her co-edited anthology Colonize This! Young Women of Color on Today’s Feminism was chosen as one of Ms. Magazine’s “100 Best Non-fiction Books of All Time.” Rehman’s first YA novel Corona: Stories of a Queens Girlhood is forthcoming from Tor/Macmillan. She is creator of the community-based writing workshop Two Truths and a Lie: Writing Memoir and Autobiographical Fiction.

Two Truths & a Lie: a Workshop

Bushra Rehman
Monday, September 24, 2018
7:00 PM
Asian American Writers’ Workshop
112 W. 27th St, STE 600
New York NY 10001
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