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Apply by May 31st (Deadline Extended): Stories of NYC: Asian American & Asian Diasporic Memoir Writing

May 31, 2022 @ 5:00 pm

Have you always wanted to write about your life but didn’t know where to begin? Would you benefit from a creative writing class that would help improve your overall reading, speaking, writing, and listening skills in university courses? Join writer Bushra Rehman for a series of creative writing workshops in which we will explore our relationship to this vibrant, resilient metropolis we may call home. Together, we will generate new writing, practice techniques for revision, overcome writing blocks and celebrate our creativity.

Each workshop will include a series of short readings and generative writing prompts as well as time to share our writing.

Writing Workshops (must attend all to participate): Tuesdays and Thursdays (June 7, June 9, June 14, June 16, June 21 and June 23), from 11am to 1pm.

Revision meetings with instructor: Tuesdays and Thursdays (June 28 and June 30), from 11am to 1pm. Sessions are OPTIONAL, but undergraduates are strongly encouraged to attend.

Celebratory Reading Event: Thursday, July 7, from 7pm to 8:30pm.

Apply at bit.ly/summerwriting22 by Tuesday @ May 31st, 5pm
This free, non-credit, workshop series is open to all current Hunter College and BMCC undergraduate students. Undergraduates who identify as Asian American, Asian Diasporic, BIPOC, and/or from immigrant families are encouraged to apply. This class is capped at 20. Applicants will receive an email confirmation of their spot in the workshop starting on June 2nd. We will also keep a waitlist and notify students if there are any openings.

About the instructor: Bushra Rehman is a writer and teaching artist. Her books include the autobiographical novel Corona, a dark comedy about being South Asian American, the poetry collection Marianna’s Beauty Salon, and the ground-breaking anthology Colonize This! Young Women of Color on Today’s Feminism. She is creator of the community-based writing workshop Two Truths and a Lie: Writing Memoir and Autobiographical Fiction. Her new novel Roses in the Mouth of a Lion is forthcoming from Flatiron Books.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact Dr. Linh An: La1092@hunter.cuny.edu.

Supported by BMCC-Hunter AANAPISI Bridge Initiative (ABI) and Hunter College AANAPISI Project (HCAP)


May 31, 2022
5:00 pm