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MEMOIR WRITING WORKSHOP / TALLER DE ESCRITURA CREATIVA

DEAR READERS,


IN SPANISH, SPREAD THE WORD...
Open Your Keepsake Box and join us, as we embark in a two-hour  journey  through songs that have impacted our lives, recollections of early childhood memories, places we've been to, family and friends who nurtured us, the grandmas, the moms, the dads, the aunties and the uncles, the smells we registered, the clothes we wore, the first love, the first dance, the first fall, the beloved departed, the fears, the tears, the joy, the happiness and unhappiness...Mixed it all up and own it, retell it, rescue it from oblivion, so you can embrace your own beginnings and re-create your destination. After all, we are our own memories in the nuances of images and words. Therefore, we have the power to rewrite them. Learn how to fictionalize real people and events in your life, and trim your story in pursue of a compelling and empowering memoir.


EN ESPAÑOL, corre la voz ... ABRA EL COFRE DE SUS RECUERDOS y únase a nosotros, mientras nos embarcamos en un viaje de dos horas a través de las canciones que han impactado nuestras vidas, los recuerdos de la primera infancia, los lugares en que hemos estado, los familiares y amigos que nos dieron ánimo, las abuelas y las mamás, los papás, las tías y los tíos, los olores que se nos impregnaron, la ropa con que nos vestimos, el primer amor, el primer baile, la primera caída, el ser querido que se nos murió en los brazos, los miedos, las lágrimas, la alegría, la felicidad y la amargura... Mézclelo y hágase dueño de todo, vuélvalo a contar, sálvelo del olvido para que pueda abrazar sus propios orígenes y volver a recrear su destino. En fin de cuentas, somos nuestros propios recuerdos en los matices de las imágenes y las palabras. Por lo tanto, tenemos el poder de volver a reinventarlos. Aprenda a novelar la gente y los acontecimientos reales en su vida mientras discierne los puntos claves de su historia en un libro de memorias convincente y poderoso.

photo by Amanda Coleman



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