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Writing Workshop with Anissa Bouziane [Virtual Event, Library members only, RSVP Required]
9 July 2020 @ 17 h 00 min - 18 h 30 min
This workshop is FREE and open to Library members.
Space is limited and registration is required. Please RSVP here.
This event will run via Zoom from 17h00-18h30 on Thursday 9 July.
Writing our Way out of Confinement
Many of us see the process of deconfinement as a new beginning, much like a blank page. This writing workshop will encourage participants to reflect upon their personal experiences of confinement and imagine their way out through writing. With Anissa as our guide, we will consider what confinement has taught us about our own powers of observation and imagination, and how these might be translated onto the page. We will explore how isolation has variously challenged and/or nourished our writing and creative practices. This workshop will feature a mix of instruction and quiet time for reflection and writing prompts. We hope you come away from the course with a seed or an idea for a piece of writing that you can continue to develop independently.
Anissa Bouziane was born in Tennessee, daughter of a Moroccan father and a French mother. She grew up in Morocco, but returned to the US to attend Wellesley College, and went on to earn an MFA in fiction writing from Columbia University. Her debut novel, Dune Song, is rooted in her experience of witnessing the collapse of the Twin Towers. She now works and teaches in Paris.