EventsTelling Your Story: A Personal Essay Workshop

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Telling Your Story: A Personal Essay Workshop

10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Langley Library

Description

Our life stories are a means for connection—a tender offering in a troubled era. Part reportage and part reflection, personal essays can reveal hidden truths about ourselves, our families, and our societies.

In this interactive and generative writing workshop, Kristen Millares Young will help participants tell their own stories. The session will begin with a one-page reading to inspire group discussion, followed by timed prompts that guide individual writing sessions. By weaving together community narratives, we can craft a vision for our future that includes hope and the capacity for unexpected change. Please register to attend this event.

Kristen Millares Young is a prize-winning journalist, essayist, and teacher. Named a Paris Review staff pick, her novel Subduction was a finalist for Foreword Indies Book of the Year and two International Latino Book Awards. The editor of Seismic and a former Prose Writer-in-Residence at Hugo House, Young was the New York Times researcher for “Snow Fall,” which won a Pulitzer Prize.

Contact us with questions

Request a sign language interpreter. For other event accommodations contact your local library staff. Providing at least one weeks’ notice prior to the event will help to ensure availability.

Funded by Humanities Washington and the Friends of the Langley Library.

Program:
Humanities Washington
Suitable for:
Adults
Type:
Writing & Poetry
Language:
English

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