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Write Here, Write Now: Micro-Memoir with Rosemarie Dombrowski

Date(s): Monday, November 25, 2019, 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Location: 
Changing Hands Phoenix, 300 W Camelback Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85013
Type(s): 
Workshop
Genre and Form(s): Creative Nonfiction, Flash, Memoir
Cost: $8

About the Class

Need ideas to help you get started writing? Take a dip into our classes before you dive in! Presented in partnership with Phoenix College and Changing Hands Bookstore, Write Here, Write Now is a pop-up workshop the fourth Monday of every month from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Changing Hands Phoenix (300 W Camelback Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85013)

This month: Micro-Memoir: The Art of Writing Concisely with Rosemarie Dombrowski

Like its "longer" counterpart (flash memoir), micro-memoir is a form of creative nonfiction predicated on brevity and lyricality, the vacillation between autobiographical narrative and introspection. In this workshop, attendees will examine some micro-memoir, discuss its features, and begin to produce a piece of writing that maintains a narrative arc in 250 words or less! 

Picture of Rosemarie Dombrowski

Rosemarie Dombrowski is the inaugural Poet Laureate of Phoenix, AZ, the founding editor of both rinky dink press and The Revolution (Relaunch), a creative revisioning of the weekly women’s rights newspaper founded by Elizabeth Cady Stanton in 1868. Her collections include The Book of Emergencies (2014), The Philosophy of Unclean Things (2017), and The Cleavage Planes of Southwest Minerals [A Love Story], winner of the 2017 Split Rock Review chapbook competition. She’s the recipient of a 2017 Arts Hero Award, the Carrie McCray Award in Nonfiction (2017), a fellowship from the Lincoln Center for Applied Ethics, five Pushcart nominations, and a Whiting Fellowship nomination (2019). Her poem, “Atypical” was named a finalist for the Brooklyn Poets Whitman Bicentennial Poetry Contest.