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New Workshops for the New Year: Personal Odyssey & Travel Writing for POC

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My policy is that if someone asks me to do something (professionally) that I’ve never done, like say, get on stage and tell a story live that lasts exactly 10 minutes, meaning that it’s rehearsed but sounds like it’s not, SAY YES (and figure out how later)!

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So after debuting Thursday at La Peña’s TMI Storytelling hosted by comedienne Gina Gold, and releasing my first e-book through Shebooks, and teaching my first private on-line course this fall, I’m on to my newest new ventures:

(1) I’ll be teaching my popular, generative writing course, Your Personal Odyssey: Explore & Tell Your Story (starting January 28), as part of the always-sold-out, Best of the Bay San Francisco Writers’ Grotto line-up.

(2) This summer I’ll be piloting the first weeklong Travel Writing Workshop for People of Color (applications due March 1, 2014; workshop June 22-28 in Berkeley, CA) as part of VONA/Voices’s exciting new expansion!

And by travel writing, I mean any genre of writing concerned with cultural encounters or physical journeys: moving back and forth between language and culture, roots tales, road trips, moving from working to middle class, immigrant narratives, Gap Years, leaving home, dropping out of college, spiritual quests, the road to recovery, to name a few.

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It’s getting to be that time of year! What new thing do you resolve to try in 2014?

 

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With Junot Diaz a few days before the Pulitzer

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THIS COULD BE YOU, if you apply to VONA: Summer Workshops for Writers of Color by TOMORROW (April 9)!

I just found this photo on my phone. It’s classic me (lime green) and classic Junot Díaz. He spoke at Carnegie Mellon U in Pittsburgh, and afterwards I took him to my favorite retro hangout, Kelly’s. I think the next day we heard about the Pulitzer.