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Never Forgotten- A Nisei Writing Workshop
October 7, 2017 at 10:00 am - December 2, 2017 at 12:00 pm
Tell Your Stories As You Would Like them Told
The Nisei narrative is as complex as it is compelling, enriched by the influences of family, community, culture, and country. Timeless and powerful in the telling, the stories distinguish themselves through the voices of those who share them.
Family, friends, and persons unknown can benefit from understanding how the Nisei led their lives before, during, and after World War II. Whether the events described take place in the United States or overseas, whether the authors are civilians or veterans, these lessons offer inspiration to individuals of all ages and backgrounds. These are the first-hand accounts of a generation unlike any other in American history.
Join us in a three-part workshop for first-time Nisei writers. Tell your stories as you would like them told. Tell them so that they are never forgotten. It is our intention to publish your edited works in the future. Location: NJAHS Peace Gallery
WORKSHOP OVERVIEW. (Note that the work is cumulative, and each day builds upon the completion of the previous day’s efforts.)
DAY 1. GETTING STARTED – October 7 (10AM -12 NOON)
- Review Key questions that will shape and influence your writing
- Prepare for your first writing exercise
DAY 2. “WHAT’S WORKING? WHAT’S NOT WORKING?” – November 4, (10AM -12 NOON)
- Describe your first writing experience
- Share successes and difficulties encountered
- Discuss techniques for overcoming obstacles
DAY 3. CELEBRATE! – December 2, (10AM – 12 NOON)
- Continue discussions of “What’s working? what’s not working?”
- Share your writings
Download the REGISTRATION FORM: http://www.mediafire.com/file/sgm9qb1l363226b/20170911124926799.pdf
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