Words on Wheels

The Power of Personal Stories

“One writes out of one thing only—one’s own experience.” – James Baldwin

Personal stories matter, perhaps now more than ever. In this workshop, you will discuss the political and social import of writing about yourself, and how to do so in a way that feels artistic instead of narcissistic. You will complete short exercises designed to help you access important memories and resurrect them on the page, and then the group will discuss ways to get our stories out into the real world—where they really matter. 

Free and open to the public  |  Space is limited  |  Lunch Provided
ASU faculty will be available to assit with your writing.
Bring any written document for review.

Presented by:  Sarah Viren Headshot

Sarah Viren, PhD
Author, "Mine"
Assistant Professor
College of Integrative Sciences and Arts, ASU



Location: 

Burton Barr Central Library
424 N. Central Ave.  Phoenix, AZ 85004

 

Directions:

The Burton Barr Central Library is located on Central Ave. just south of McDowell Road.  For driving directions, click on the map button below and then select "Directions," or contact our office.
Map

The library is also accessible by public transportation including light rail and bus.  For more information about public transportation options, visit the Valley Metro: http://www.valleymetro.org


Parking:

Parking at the Burton Barr Central Library is free and can be accessed from E. Willetta Street.

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Date: 
Saturday, October 6, 2018 - 10:00am to 1:00pm
Location: 

Burton Barr Central Library
Pulliam Auditorium
1221 N. Central Ave., Phoenix