The Bronx Memoir Project, a subset of the Bronx Council on the Arts, has been hosting free memoir writing workshops since March, offering Bronxites a chance to express themselves by sharing personal stories and the opportunity to have their work compiled alongside other residents’ anecdotes. This is the very LAST week to check out some of the workshops, which take place around the city. I know I’ll be checking one out this weekend. For the schedule of the remaining workshop, click here.
For more information on the Project, read below:
Bronxites—share your story with the world!
The Bronx Memoir Project was created by the Bronx Council on the Arts and seeks to develop
and collect various (500-1000-word) memoir fragments written by people of all ages, races,
genders, nationalities and backgrounds currently residing in the Bronx. This will be achieved by
deploying memoir writing facilitators to different cultural destinations throughout the borough
from March 15 through May 31, 2014.
Final draft memoir fragments will be collected and published in a summer anthology,
in both paper and e-book formats. Oral and video memoirs will be shared online. This
compilation of original testimonies will be the first of its kind and will give a much needed
and well-deserved voice to those who call the Bronx home. Final drafts can be e-mailed
Bronx filmmakers are also encouraged to participate by compiling video/film clips of people
telling their stories to the camera instead of the page, as part of the Bronx Memoir Project’s oral/
visual history component. If you are a filmmaker and this is of interest to you, please contact
Charlie Vázquez at the Bronx Writers Center – Charlie@bronxarts.org
The second round of writing and graphic memoir workshops kicks off on May 1, 2014 and will
wrap on May 31, 2014. Submissions must be emailed in by June 5, 2014.