Two Truths & a Lie: Memoir & Autobiographical Fiction Workshop
Bushra Rehman & the Asian American Writers' Workshop
Two Truths & a Lie: Memoir & Autobiographical Fiction Workshop

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Six Mondays, November 11 –December 16, 2013, 7 pm – 9 pm

Writing from life can be a tricky business. There are people to protect, faulty memories of events, and the pitfalls of self-censorship and self-aggrandizement. In this workshop, we will employ techniques of poetry and fiction to create works of memoir and autobiographical fiction. Through original writing exercises, we will learn literary techniques including character, dialogue, setting and story arc. 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 are too strong to ignore. Writers at all levels of experience are welcome.

Bushra Rehman’s first novel Corona (Sibling Rivalry Press) is a dark comedy about being South Asian in the United States and was noted among this year’s Best Debut Fiction by Poets & Writers. Rehman’s co-edited the anthology Colonize This! Young Women of Color on Today’s Feminism which was included in Ms. Magazine’s 100 Best Non-Fiction Books of All Time. Her writing has been featured in numerous anthologies and on BBC Radio 4, WNYC, and KPFA and in Poets & Writers, The New York Times, India Currents, Crab Orchard Review, Sepia Mutiny, Color Lines, The Feminist Wire, and Mizna: Prose, Poetry and Art Exploring Arab America.

Six Mondays, November 11 –December 16, 2013, 7 pm – 9 pm

Cost: $250 General/$225 AAWW Members. Seats are limited!

This workshop is full! Sign up for our mailing list to be notified of future workshops.

Two Truths & a Lie: Memoir & Autobiographical Fiction Workshop

Bushra Rehman & the Asian American Writers' Workshop
Monday, November 11, 2013
7:00 PM
$0.00
Asian American Writers’ Workshop
112 W 27th Street, 6th floor
New York NY 10001
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