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.
Memoir tends to be about the person writing, in some way, ourselves. And while this may seem obvious, it does not always account for who we mean when discussing ourselves. Do we mean oneself as we exist here and now? How we remember ourselves ten years ago? Or maybe just as importantly, how we appear to other people? This introductory memoir workshop will talk about how to formulate yourself as a character, or rather, a subject in between how you exist today while writing, and how collective memory shapes a different you as a character.
To learn about the workshop coordinator Joseph Earl Thomas, please visit here.
The workshop will take place on February 16, 2019 from 01:45 p.m. – 03:45 p.m.
The event is free, however you need to RSVP by visiting here.
Poe Park Visitor Center
2640 Grand Concourse
Bronx, NY 10458