The Bronx Memoir Project (BMP) workshop series is targeted to aspiring professionals and avocational writers of all ages.
These free professionally-led workshops build on the Bronx Council on the Arts’ success in developing first-person narratives and bringing personal stories to the fore. The goal of the program is to ensure that local voices do not go unheard and that local writers receive the professional development they need to continue publishing on their own.
The success of these memoir-writing workshops will culminate in a book release event for an anthology comprised of exclusively selected original memoir works produced during the workshop series. Noted writer and educator Crystal Valentine will coordinate the BMP workshop series.
“When the Muse is Muscle & Memory”
Our eyes whisper truths, our lungs scream sorrows and our feet straddle and strut between the past and the present. Our bodies are vessels for storytelling. This generative writing workshop led by Peggy Robles-Alvarado, open to all genres and all writing levels, pulls at memories we carry within our bodies and calls on the muse that lives in our muscles, freckles, and blemishes. Through the use of visual and written prompts as well excerpts from mentor texts, that scar on your chin, the stretch mark on your hip, and the beauty mark over your belly button become personified and insist on telling their side of the story.
About Peggy Robles-Alvarado
Peggy Robles-Alvarado is a resilient New York City tenured educator, a 2014 BRIO award winner and CantoMundo Fellow. She is a two time International Latino Book Award winner and author of Conversations with My Skin and Homenaje A Las Guerreras/ Homage to the Warrior Women. Robles-Alvarado has been featured on HBO Habla Women, Lincoln Center Out of Doors, Poets and Writers Fifth Annual Connecting Cultures Reading, and The BADD!ASS Women Festival as well as other culturally notable venues. She has been published in NACLA (The North American Congress on Latin America), Letras, by the Center for Puerto Rican Studies at Hunter College, The Bronx Memoir Project, Luna Luna Magazine, Hyperallergic.com, Upliftt.com, Dealmas.net and Sofrito For Your Soul. Determined to build a legacy within the arts, she is continuously creating and supporting literary events through Robleswrites Productions.
The workshop will take place on March 30, 2019 from 01:30 p.m. – 03:30 p.m.
The event is free, however you need to RSVP by visiting here.
Poe Park Visitor Center
2640 Grand Concourse
Bronx, NY 10458