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Black History Month Film Screening: 13TH

Sunday, 02/18/2018, 2:30PM-5:00PM

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To celebrate Black History Month, the Lewis H. Latimer House Museum is hosting a free screening of 13th, as part of the 2018 Race and Immigration Film Series.

This 2016 Academy Awards nominated documentary. Centered on race in the United States criminal justice system, the film is titled after the Thirteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution, which outlaws slavery.

The event is free. RSVP required. The 13TH is rated TV-MA.

The 2018 Race and Immigration Film Series is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

 


Meera Nair

Straight From Your Heart: 800-Word Essay And Memoir Writing

Saturday, 03/17/2018, 2:30PM-4:30PM

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In this workshop, we will explore our pasts and write 800-word memoirs and personal essays. We will read texts by writers such as Lee Martin, Richard Rodriguez, and Bhanu Kapil and consider the use of metaphor as a way to access emotional material. Come ready to read, remember, and write.

Instructor’s Bio:

Meera Nair teaches writing at NYU and is the author of Video: Stories, which was a Washington Post Best Book of the Year, and has recent work in Guernica, the New York Times and the Guardian. www.meeranair.net /Twitter: @MeeraNairNY /Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/meera.nair.3152

The Literature Series “Writing on Race & Immigration” is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council. This workshop is produced in partnership with Newtown Literary.

 


Min Jin Lee

Fiction And Personal Themes

Saturday, 04/21/18, 2:30PM-4:30PM

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Nothing can be written overnight. Not really. So what will it take for you to stay with a story from its beginning, middle, and to its very very end? Min Jin Lee, author of novels Free Food for Millionaires and Pachinko, will raise the necessary questions that may matter to each author and help compel the author to stay the course from the first draft to last revision. Exercises will comprise the first half of the class, and we will workshop the exercises in the second half.

Instructor’s Bio:

Min Jin Lee is the author of Free Food for Millionaires and Pachinko, which was a finalist for the National Book Award for fiction and a New York Times bestseller.

The Literature Series “Writing on Race & Immigration” is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council. This workshop is produced in partnership with Newtown Literary.

 


Allia Abdullah-Matta

Strategic Desire: The Story Poems Tell

Saturday, 05/19/18, 2:30PM-4:30PM

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This interactive workshop asks poets to craft poems that tell a story and act as witness. Poets strategically use form, music, and the “desire to see” to capture moments of the human experience, and to explore emotion, nature, place, social life, and the politics of voice. What story does your poem tell? Does your poem sound an alarm and allow the reader to become a witness? Participants will read and reference poets, such as Tyehimba Jess, Kimiko Hahn, Pedro Pietri, Adrienne Rich, and Sonia Sanchez among others, as craft models. Poets will experiment with/and or try at least one new form, which may include the blues, cento, haiku, villanelle, sonnet, and the zuihitsu.

Instructor’s Bio:

Allia Abdullah-Matta is an Associate Professor at CUNY LaGuardia Community College and a poet who believes that art and creative expression are transformative. She has recently published poems in Newtown Literary, Promethean, and Marsh Hawk Review.

The Literature Series “Writing on Race & Immigration” is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council. This workshop is produced in partnership with Newtown Literary.

 


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