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Open house for a writing workshop
« on: August 03, 2013, 03:17:18 PM »
Heightening Stories Open House: Saturday August 24, noon to 5 pm FREE
  Come learn more about Heightening Stories creative writing workshops, see the soothing space, and meet some of our writers.  Nancy and a few Heightening Stories members will do a reading of their recent prose, featuring themes of cultural conflict, generation gaps, ancestry, and issues of the body.  Please rsvp to for more info. 

  Upcoming workshop:
Nonfiction/Autobiographical Fiction
12 Wednesday nights, 6:30 – 9:30 pm September 4 – December 11 in Jackson Heights, Queens Limited to 8 members $435
This ongoing community-oriented group encourages members to write stories that are both bravely personal and socially conscious.  Held in a supportive environment in the instructor's home, the weekly sessions will include discussions of exemplary contemporary fiction and nonfiction, exercises to help you develop material and learn writing techniques, and constructive group feedback sessions.  By the end of the twelve weeks, you will have completed or revised up to twenty pages of writing (one long piece or a few short essays, stories or chapters) that will be ready to publish.

  To apply: please email two paragraphs that 1) explain your interest and/or experience in contributing to a writing community and 2) describe your writing goals and/or the writing you would like to do with this group. Attach a 1-3 page sample of writing. Application deadline: Friday, August 30

   About the instructor, Nancy Agabian: I have nearly twenty years experience teaching writing in community. In academia, I've taught memoir, personal essay, literary journalism, poetry, fiction and playwriting. Writing and teaching interests include (but aren't limited to): family histories; social change & justice; performance art and activism; housing design & reform; cross cultural & queer experiences; the intersections of race, class, gender & sexuality in identity; and the personal as political.  Former students have gone on to publish, perform, teach, and attend MFA writing programs.
  • MFA in Nonfiction Writing from Columbia University
  • Author of the memoir Me as her again: True Stories of an Armenian Daughter, nominated for a LambdaLiterary Award and a Saroyan International Writing Prize
  • Instructor of creative writing at Queens College and NYU

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