[VIRTUAL WORKSHOP] Shared Sustenance: Roots as Narrative Possibility
Aaisha Bhuiyan and Sana Khan
[VIRTUAL WORKSHOP] Shared Sustenance: Roots as Narrative Possibility

Friday, March 3, 2023 | 5 PM ET – 7 PM ET
Online | 1 Session | Sliding Scale $50- $100

**This workshop is exclusively for BIPOC (Black and Indigenous, and People of Color) writers. If you are not BIPOC, we ask that you do not register.**

**LIMITED SCHOLARSHIP SEATS ARE AVAILABLE! APPLY HERE! Scholarship recipients will be chosen by lottery on February 20.**

What anchors us beneath the surface? This generative workshop takes a cue from roots, the base layer of flora, to write creatively about what subsists underground. We will contemplate lineage and healing, incorporating speculative storytelling that shifts past Linnaean classification in favor of the narrative potential of roots in the context of full lives and ecosystems.

We will discuss what we can learn from the symbiosis of roots and what they offer in a forest. The higher trees grow, the deeper their roots burrow. 

Writers are encouraged to come with ideas. We will circulate a syllabus with prompts beforehand. In this 2 hour workshop, we will work through narrative writing in a facilitated setting. Whether or not you choose to share and discuss, we hope you’ll leave making connections within yourself and with each other. Scholarships available.

Tuition for this workshop is sliding scale $50- $100. If payment does not meet the sliding scale, you will be refunded and asked to re-register.

A Zoom link will be sent to registrants the day of the workshop.

Automated captions are provided. ASL interpretation is available if requested at least a week in advance. For questions and access needs, please contact tle@aaww.org.

Aaisha Bhuiyan likes to tell stories centering intersectionality. Her writing is the product of every human, emotion and experience she has come across. She is a 2021 Open City Fellow, tech enthusiast and completed a Masters in Negotiation & Conflict Resolution at Columbia University. The thesis of her work lies in building community.

Sana Khan is a 2022 Open City Fellow at the Asian American Writers’ Workshop. She has written for Prism, the Oxford University Press blog, the Radical History Review, Kajal Magazine, and Brown Girl Magazine. She attended Pomona College and Cambridge University and is an editor for history and religion at Oxford University Press. Having grown up moving often, she now lives and dreams in New York.

[VIRTUAL WORKSHOP] Shared Sustenance: Roots as Narrative Possibility

Aaisha Bhuiyan and Sana Khan
Friday, March 3, 2023
5:00 PM

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