Two Truths & a Lie Writing Workshop with award winning author, Bushra Rehman
7 – 9PM
Two Truths and a Lie: Writing Memoir and Autobiographical Fiction
Facilitated by Bushra Rehman
Six Thursdays April 3-May 8, 2014 from 7PM to 9PM
@The Lark Cafe 1007 Church Avenue, Brooklyn NY Q or F train to Church Avenue http://www.larkcafe.com/
Space Limited, RSVP by March 25th If interested, e-mail: email@example.com Tuition for Six weeks: $250
Writing from life can be a tricky business. There are people to protect, faulty memories of events, and the pitfalls of self-censorship. In this workshop, we will employ techniques of poetry and fiction to create works of Memoir and Autobiographical Fiction. Through original writing exercises, we will learn literary techniques including character, dialogue, setting and story arc. In our writing, we will draw upon both the truths and lies of our experience because our lives are too rich not to write about and our imaginations too strong to ignore. All levels of writers are welcome.
About the Instructor: Bushra Rehman’s first novel Corona, a dark comedy about being South Asian in the United States, was noted among Poets & Writers Best Debut Fiction and featured in the LA Review of Books among a new wave of South Asian American Literature. Rehman also co-edited the anthology Colonize This! Young Women of Color on Today’s Feminism which was included in Ms. Magazine’s “100 Best Non-Fiction Books of All Time.” Her writing has been featured in numerous anthologies and journals. She has taught creative writing for over 15 years at organizations including Teacher & Writers Collaborative, Urban Word NYC and the Asian American Writers’ Workshop.