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“Writing About Family” with Sindya Bhanoo

November 17 2021 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM CST

$49.00 – $109.00
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$49 for Members
$109 for Non-Members

All registrants will have access to the class recording for one month.

Do you have family stories you’re aching to tell?

The holidays are around the corner. We may soon gather with our families, or at least think of them. As this time approaches, we will take a few hours to reflect and write about the very first cast of characters each of us was introduced to. We will think about our earliest memories, about the most vivid scenes we have preserved in our minds. And we will consider how familial relationships, never simple, might provide us with material for thoughtful, powerful, introspective essays. We will read and draw inspiration from short essays by noted writers like Anne Lamott and Jerald Walker. We will consider how singular, seemingly small moments may speak to something far larger, about ourselves and our society. During class, we will generate our own material based on prompts. You will leave the class with the beginnings of several essays.

TAKE THIS CLASS IF

  • You’d like to capture some of your memories on the page
  • You’d want to explore feelings you have about family and relationships
  • You’re trying to find the heart of your memoir
  • You have a family story to tell but don’t know how to do it

The deadline to register for this class is Wednesday, November 17 at 5:00 PM CST.

Instructor

Sindya Bhanoo is a fiction writer and journalist. She has worked as a reporter for The New York TimesThe Washington Post and The Industry Standard. Her fiction has appeared in American Literary Review and Glimmer Train. She holds an MFA from the Michener Center for Writers and currently lives in Austin, Texas.

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Class & Event Registration Policy

Once a purchase has been made, registrations are not refundable and cannot be transferred to a different class or event. No exceptions will be made. If you purchase a registration and then find you cannot attend the class or event, someone else can attend in your stead. Simply contact us at wlt@writersleague.org and let us know the name and contact information for the person who will be using the registration so that we can update the class or event roster.

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HOW WLT CLASSES WORK:

Our classes offer a combination of lecture and practical exercises, determined by the individual instructor, on focused aspects of the craft and business of writing. Your fellow participants will come from a range of writing experience, from beginners to people with MFA degrees and published books. WLT instructors, participants, and administrators all work together to create a welcoming, supportive environment.

If you haven’t taken a class with us in recent years, feel free to email WLT Program Director Sam Babiak at sam@writersleague.org if you’d like to discuss whether our programming is the right fit for your needs.

HOW ONLINE CLASSES WORK:

Once you register for the class, you’ll receive an email with detailed instructions no later than 48 hours before the class date. You should expect 2-2.5 hours of direct teaching and 30 minutes of Q&A (for three hours total). If you need to leave the class early or can’t attend the class on that date, all registrants will have access to the recording for one month after the class date. No microphone or camera required, just an Internet connection capable of streaming video. All online classes are hosted on Zoom. To learn more about how Zoom works, click HERE. 

Plan to log in to the online platform several hours before the class so that you can update your software or any other settings required to access the platform. (Updates usually only take a few minutes, but you don’t want to wait until the beginning of class.) Questions? Email us at wlt@writersleague.org.

Cultural Arts City of Austin

This project is supported in part by the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin Economic Development Department. Visit Austin at NowPlayingAustin.com.

Texas Commission on the Arts

Writers’ League of Texas classes and workshops are also funded in part by the Texas Commission on the Arts – Investing in a Creative Texas. For more information, go to www.arts.texas.gov.

National Endowment for the Arts

This project is also supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts. To find out more about how National Endowment for the Arts grants impact individuals and communities, visit www.arts.gov.

Mid-America Arts Alliance

This project is supported in part by the Mid-America Arts Alliance. For more information, go to www.maaa.org.

Details

Date:
November 17 2021
Time:
6:30 PM - 9:30 PM CST
Cost:
$49.00 – $109.00
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Venue

Online via Zoom