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Stories of NYC: Asian American & Asian Diasporic Memoir Writing (Winter 2024)

November 14 @ 8:00 am - December 14 @ 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.

Apply by 5pm, Thursday, 12/14: bit.ly/winwriting2024 


Seminar Format

  • 4 online workshops (must attend all to participate); Tuesday and Thursday (1/9, 1/11, 1/16, 1/18), from 11am to 1pm.
  • Reading Celebration: Thursday, 2/1, 7pm to 8:30pm.


This free, non-credit, virtual (Zoom) workshop series is limited to 20 students. Applicants will receive an email confirmation of their spot in the workshop starting on Monday, 12/18. We will also keep a waitlist and notify students if there are any openings.


About the instructor: Bushra Rehman’s first book of stories Coronaa poetic on-the-road adventure about being South-Asian in the United States, was chosen by the NY Public Library as one of its favorite books about NYC. She’s co-editor of Colonize This! Young Women of Color on Today’s Feminism and author of the collection of poetry Marianna’s Beauty Salon, described by Joseph O. Legaspi as “a love poem for Muslim girls, Queens, and immigrants making sense of their foreign home–and surviving.” Rehman’s newest novel Roses, in the Mouth of a Lion which centers around the idea of friendship and queer desire was chosen as a Best Book of the year by NPR, Buzzfeed, Lambda, Chicago Review of Books, LA Times, Ms. and many others.


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


November 14 @ 8:00 am
December 14 @ 5:00 pm
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