Alhambra Source Immigrant Stories Writing Workshop
MAY 10 & MAY 17, 6:30PM - 8:00PM FREE
Our Writing Workshop will focus on tracing immigrant narratives through the personal essay format, potentially accompanied by photos and images. Learn how to depict your own immigrant or origin story through writing and pictures with Tammy Delatorre, an experienced personal essay writer and teacher. Bring a notebook and pen OR laptop for writing exercises. And if you have photos / images to accompany your piece, bring those as well (not required).
Finished essays + photos could be displayed on poster boards as part of our APAFEST lobby exhibit and potentially run on Alhambra Source's website! The instructor will also review the importance of immigrant narratives -- and how to pursue publication beyond the workshop. You can attend both sessions, as kind of a part 1 and 2, but if you can only attend one, you'll still have enough information to get started on a draft.
May 10th, 2018: San Gabriel Mission Playhouse, Main Lobby
May 17th, 2018: San Gabriel Mission Playhouse, Glass Room Gallery
This is a FREE EVENT. All identities welcome!
Tammy Delatorre - Workshop Leader
Tammy Delatorre is a writer and writing teacher. Her essay, Out of the Swollen Sea, was selected by Cheryl Strayed as the winner of the 2015 Payton Prize, and her essay, Diving Lessons, was awarded the 2015 Slippery Elm Prose Prize and recognized as a Notable Essay in the 2016 Best American Essays. Her writing has also appeared in Los Angeles Times, Vice, Good Housekeeping, and The Rumpus. More of her work can be found at www.tammydelatorre.com.
Alhambra Source is a not for profit publication based in Alhambra and serving the surrounding San Gabriel Valley. The mission of the tri-lingual community publication is to enable civic engagement and immigrant integration through the production of local media serving diverse communities. Alhambra Source is a project of the 501c3 nonprofit organization Community Partners. Find out more here.