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Two Truths was a reinvigorating experience for me as a writer. Bushra guided us in learning and experimenting with tools of the craft, and always made sure to set aside a chunk of time to actually write during workshop. She shared lots of resources with us and I loved the reading selections she curated with our interests in mind. It was a great experience to help co-create a community of writers where each person’s work was given the time to be critiqued in detail, in a way that both supports you and pushes you to grow.
– Noelle de la Paz, Writer
When: Mondays Nights: October 1-November 5, 2018 7-9 PM
Where : Asian American Writers’ Workshop, NYC

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. 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. Tuition for the course is sliding scale $300-$350.

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