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CREATIVE NONFICTION: BRAIDING PRIVATE & PUBLIC HISTORY w/ CATINA BACOTE

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Reimagine how to tell true stories in this hands-on workshop with creative nonfiction writer Catina Bacote.

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How does one’s ordinary life reflect a larger human narrative? In this 2-session workshop, we will consider how social, cultural, and political dynamics shape experiences and the ways our writing affirms or disrupts well-established accounts.

To guide our discussions, we will read short essays by innovative authors and catalog approaches used to transform broad events into compelling and intimate narratives.

As we turn to our work, we will consider how to handle memory, archival documents, diaries, letters, photographs, and oral history (we will invite you to bring specific material). Through writing prompts, you will transform traditional and unconventional research into vivid prose and offer both introspection and an outward gaze.

This will be a hands-on workshop where you will generate new writing, share your work, and respond to the writing of others.

This class meets online via Zoom videoconferencing on Wednesday May 19 and Thursday May 20, 2021, 6pm-8:30pm EST.

Cost: $125.00 General Admission. Partial need-based scholarships are available for this workshop. Registration is through Eventbrite only: we are no longer accepting registrations by check.

Catina Bacote is an essayist and memoirist. Her nonfiction has appeared in Tin House, Ploughshares, Gettysburg Review, Gulf Coast, TriQuarterly, Prairie Schooner, Kweli, December, Southern California Review, The Common, and in the anthology, This Is the Place: Women Writing About Home. Her writing has been supported by the Ann Cox Chambers Long-form Journalism Fellowship from MacDowell Colony, the Alice Judson Hayes Social Justice Fellowship from Radgale, and a 2021 Jerome Hill Artist Fellowship. She holds an MA from Teachers College, Columbia University, and an MFA from the University of Iowa, where she was admitted as a Dean’s Fellow and subsequently served as the Provost’s Visiting Writer in Nonfiction. She taught at Warren Wilson College and currently teaches creative writing at St. John's University in New York City.

REFUND POLICY: The Flatiron Writers Room reserves the right to cancel this workshop if not enough people sign up, in which case you will receive a full refund. You may request a refund up until one week before the class starts via Eventbrite or email to flatironwritersroom[at]gmail.com for a full tuition refund (Eventbrite will not refund its fees). After that date, no refunds will be made. We do not give credit for future classes/events in lieu of refunds under this policy.

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