Upcoming Workshops

logo_round_tytt_400x400Everybody has a story to tell. Bring your true stories to life by joining our Tell Your True Tale nonfiction writing workshop led by long-time journalist and author Sam Quinones.

The Tell Your True Tale workshops are intended to be fun and energizing, exciting and revelatory. The workshops are aimed at demystifying writing and unlocking the stories that you have within and that are waiting to burst out.

Previous writing experience is not a criterion for participation. Eagerness and willingness to participate and do the work is. The commitment includes attending Saturday workshops, discussing ideas with Mr. Quinones and the other writers. It also includes a few short selected readings that we discuss in the workshop.

Of course, the workshop also involves writing during the week. That writing, and Mr. Quinones’ editing of it, is crucial. Learning to write involves writing, then rewriting. That is fundamental to the TYTT approach.

The next 4-week workshop will be held at the AC Bilbrew Library on Saturdays at 10:30 am: May 12 & 19, June 2 & 9. Please be aware that participation in this workshop also requires a commitment to work on your stories outside of formal meeting times.

Because space is limited, students must apply for a spot in the workshop. Please complete the application below and submit by April 27, 2018. Participants will be selected from the pool applications and notified by May 4, 2018.

For more information, please email the African American Resource Center at BRC@library.lacounty.gov.

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