A Flooding: Writing Our Way Back Home, a Generative Class with Vanessa Mártir

Toni Morrison once likened writers to the Mississippi River, which was redirected and often floods in its search for its original path. “Writers are like that: remembering where we were, what valley we ran through, what the banks were like, the light that was there and the route back to our original place. It is emotional memory—what the nerves and the skin remember as well as how it appeared. And a rush of imagination is our ‘flooding’.” 

In this generative writing class, we will interrogate the power of place, and how we remember the places we’ve been and called home.

Home is wrought with emotion, because of what we experienced there and what the world tells us about where we come from. 

Place is location, emotion, people, and things. 

Place IS story. 

Vanessa Mártir will explain and show you why. 

In this class, we will examine a variety of approaches to writing about home, and we will explore craft techniques that will make your writing come alive. 

When: November 17th, 2021, 7-9pm EST
Where: Online via Zoom
How Much: $30

For inquiries and to register, send an email to writingourlivesworkshop@gmail.com. with “A Flooding” in the subject line

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