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Writing Workshop with Anissa Bouziane: “Memory and Story”

28 September 2019 @ 14 h 00 min - 16 h 00 min

Memory and Story: Riding the line between reality and fiction

Writers of all abilities often go to memory as the source of inspiration for their work, be it fiction or memoir. Yet how does one shape memory into story? How do we fashion the sensory impressions and the wealth of emotions associated with memory into the building blocks of story? Even our earliest memories can be shaped into plot, character, and setting. Bring your favorite pen, a writing notebook, and a desire to write about what was, what could have been, or what might have been.”

Anissa M. 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. The book is rooted in the author’s experience of witnessing the collapse of the Twin Towers. She now works and teaches in Paris.

Photo by Domitille Monod


This event runs from 14h00-16h00 on Saturday 28 September and requires advance registration. It is open to Library members (15 euros) and non-members (25 euros).

Please pay in advance of the event using the links below. We will remove this sign-up form and mark the event as FULL as soon as the workshop has filled– anyone who pays will be able guaranteed a spot:


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Library members: https://www.paypal.me/americanlibrary/15

Non-members: https://www.paypal.me/americanlibrary/25


28 September 2019
14 h 00 min - 16 h 00 min
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