Gift Certificate – Virtual Writing Workshop – “Writing the Italian in Your Memories”


Gift Certificates available for individal workshops or all three.
Virtual Writing Workshop – “Writing the Italian in Your Memories”
Saturday, January 8, 22, and 29 from 10 – 11:45 am (virtual)

No experience necessary, just a notebook and pen!

When we look back on our past, whether a year or decades ago, our stories are often intertwined with our culture—its richness, expectations, challenges and humor. During each workshop, led by author Maria Giura, we’ll focus on how one aspect of Italian American (IA) life—identity, travel, holidays—forms the background or foreground of our memories.
We’ll read and discuss short, vibrant excerpts written by IA authors. Participants will then be given prompts to generate their own writing and, by the end of each workshop, will have produced an original piece of writing.  P.S. You don’t have to be Italian to write about how Italy may be part of your memories!
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About the Instructor:

Maria Giura PhD is the author of Celibate: A Memoir (Apprentice House) and What My Father Taught Me (Bordighera Press). Her writing has appeared in Prime Number, Presence, (Voices in) Italian Americana, Lips, Tiferet, and Paterson Literary Review. She has won awards from the Academy of American Poets, the Independent Press, and the Center for Women Writers, and was a judge for the Lauria/ Frasca Poetry Award. She has taught at multiple universities including Binghamton University where she earned her PhD in English.


What Participants Have to Say:  

“The [short] readings were spot-on, serving as entry ways into lively discussions but also inspiring our own original writing. Brava!”

“I just loved the opportunity to read, write, and, if I wanted to, share. These workshops brought back memories that were tucked into the recess of my mind and deepened my interest in reflecting and writing about my culture.”

“I’ll take these workshops again and again. So lovely to meet so many nice, new people.  Excellent, skilled, and inspiring instructor.”


Additional information


Full Workshop – 3 Total, Individaual – Saturday, January 8, Individaual – Saturday, January 22, Individaual – Saturday, January 29


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