DVAN Workshop Series: Introduction to Memoir

Introduction to Memoir Workshop

In this two-hour workshop , we will explore how to take the raw material of our lives and begin to shape it into the narratives that make memoir a compelling and popular literary genre. This offering gives writers with little to no experience in the genre of memoir a chance to jump right in and generate new writing. Participants will walk away with ideas for shaping the raw material of their lives – personal experience, family history, insight & reflection, etc. – into authentic and engaging narratives.

Register at DVANmemoir.eventbrite.com!

A Zoom link will be sent to registrants the day of the workshop.

About H’Rina DeTroy

H’Rina DeTroy is a Montagnard American writer based in Brooklyn. She received the 2020 Cafe Royal Cultural Foundation Grant in Literature and the 2019 Aspen Word Emerging Writer Fellowship. Roxane Gay selected her essay “The Vengeance of Elephants” for the 2017 Curt Johnson Prose Prize in Creative Nonfiction for December Magazine. She holds a MA in Journalism and an MFA in Creative Writing from Hunter College. She leads innovative writing classes such as the ground-breaking workshop, “Apocalypse Never: Writing Our Origin Stories and Imaginative Futures.” She is a Contributing Editor for DiaCRITICS and leads the committee dedicated to ensuring the Diasporic Vietnamese Artists Network meets its mission of providing opportunities to Southeast Asian American indigenous and ethnic minority artists.

About Diasporic Vietnamese Artists Network (DVAN)

The Diasporic Vietnamese Artists Network (DVAN) celebrates and fosters diasporic Vietnamese literary voices. DVAN promotes nonfiction, fiction, and poetry to empower Vietnamese artists in the diaspora to inspire understanding and dialogue within our community, and with others. Our complex and diverse stories must be championed and passed on to current and future generations. We are refugees, immigrants, survivors, and descendants, and our stories must be heard. Learn more at DVAN.org.


Mar. 11th, 2023
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12:00 pm - 2:00 pm



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