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IN PERSON: Telling Your Story: A Personal Essay Workshop

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Our life stories are a means for connection—a tender offering in a troubled era. Part reportage and part reflection, personal essays can reveal hidden truths about ourselves, our families, and our societies.

In this interactive and generative writing workshop, Kristen Millares Young will help participants tell their own stories. Available in English and Spanish, each hourlong session will begin with a one-page reading to inspire group discussion, followed by timed prompts that guide individual writing sessions. By weaving together community narratives, we can craft a vision for our future that includes hope and the capacity for unexpected change.

Cuenta Tu Historia: Un Taller de Ensayo Personal

Nuestras historias de vida son un medio de conexión: una oferta tierna en una época convulsa. En parte reportaje y en parte reflexión, los ensayos personales pueden revelar verdades ocultas sobre nosotros mismos, nuestras familias y nuestras sociedades.

En este taller de escritura interactiva y generativa, Kristen Millares Young ayudará a los participantes a contar sus propias historias. Disponible en inglés y español, cada sesión de una hora comenzará con una lectura de una página para inspirar la discusión en grupo, seguida de indicaciones cronometradas que guían las sesiones de escritura individuales. Al tejer las narrativas de la comunidad, podemos diseñar una visión para nuestro futuro que incluya la esperanza y la capacidad de cambios inesperados.

Kristen Millares Young (she/her) is a journalist, essayist, and author. Her novel Subduction was a Paris Review staff pick, winner of Nautilus and IPPY awards, a finalist for two International Latino Book Awards, and Foreword Indies Book of the Year. She is also the editor of Seismic, which was a finalist for the Washington State Book Award. Kristen was the researcher for the New York Times team behind “Snow Fall,” which won a Pulitzer. She is a former Hugo House Prose Writer-in-Residence and currently Seattle University’s 2023 Distinguished Visiting Writer. She is also a book reviewer for the Washington Post.

Young lives in Seattle.

>Kristen Millares Young (ella) es periodista, ensayista y autora. Su novela Subduction fue elegida por el personal de Paris Review, ganadora de los premios Nautilus e IPPY, finalista de dos International Latino Book Awards y Foreword Indies Book of the Year. También es editora de Seismic, que fue finalista del Premio del Libro del Estado de Washington. Kristen fue la investigadora del equipo del New York Times detrás de “Snow Fall”, que ganó un Pulitzer. Es ex escritora residente en prosa de Hugo House y actualmente es escritora visitante distinguida de la Universidad de Seattle en 2023. También es crítica literaria para el Washington Post.

Young vive en Seattle.

  • When
  • November 29, 2023
    6:00 pm
  • Where
  • Anacortes Public Library
    1220 10th St Anacortes, WA 98221 United States
  • Host
  • Anacortes Public Library
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