Sometimes the hardest experiences to talk about are ours. We may come up against brief moments of articulations in songs, poems and other works of art, but if you are as moved by memory and the need to express the indescribable as a lot of us are, then this workshop is for you. Here we will focus on the invention and development of essays about our peculiar experiences. We will look at reflecting, structuring, and expanding our perspectives, as well as revising existing drafts in order to enhance effect and subvert predictability for our readers. The aim is to meet you at whatever level you are. As long as you are convinced that you have a story to share with the universe, then you are welcome to a workshop that will help you connect ideas with memory and the bounty of personal experiences which make you unique.
About the instructor
ONYINYE IHEZUKWU is a Nigerian born, Houston-based writer. She is currently pursuing her PhD at the UH Creative Writing Program and is the winner of an Inprint Donald Barthelme Prize in Fiction and is a recipient of an Inprint C. Glenn Cambor Fellowship. Her work has appeared in Zoetrope: All Story, The Virginia Quarterly Review, The Los Angeles Review of Books, The American Scholar among others. She largely explores changing socio-spiritual themes in both urban Nigerian and immigrant settings.
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