Writing the Braided Essay with Amy Gottlieb [FULL SERIES]

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In this writing workshop, participants will learn about the art of a braided or lyric essay.

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A braided or lyric essay invites writers to break open the traditional essay form and weave together several narrative strands, and along the way, organically make new connections and explore lyric possibilities. In this four-week workshop series, participants will write braided essays based on prompts, with a focus on finding the emotional core of their material and tuning into the music of the language. Each week of this  generative workshop series will include a brief craft discussion, followed by writing from prompts, sharing work, and listening to what's working on the page. Participants should be prepared to surprise themselves and uncover new directions for their memoir.

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Thursday, October 22nd 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Thursday, October 29th 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Thursday, November 5th 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Thursday, November 12th 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM


About the Bronx Memoir Project

The Bronx Memoir Project (BMP) is a community-based writing project that encourages a cross-generational, multi-ethnic collective of Bronx residents to tell their stories firsthand. Participants engage in free workshops, led by a professional writers, culminating in the opportunity to submit their work for publication in the Bronx Memoir Project Anthology.

View more about the Bronx Memoir Project here.

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