Workshop for :
THE PERSONAL NARRATIVE: Finding Beauty in Life-changing Events
In this workshop, participants will choose a life-changing event to write about, to ultimately explore the lessons the event has offered.
The process of writing the event as a story will give writers an opportunity to delve into spaces of healing and enlightenment through their words. Writers will be choosing the event that may have felt overwhelmingly negative at the time.
Writers will then detail the event through the five senses, exploring the lessons that were acquired as a result of that particular event.
Finally, this Workshop will explore how life events influence us and shape our identities. and how trauma offers us opportunities for personal growth.
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Mercy Tullis-Bukhari is a poet, essayist, and fiction writer who focuses on the woman experience through individuality, motherhood, and sexuality.
She published two books of poetry titled Smoke and Mango. She is a Callaloo Fellow, an MFA recipient in Creative Writing from The College of New Rochelle, and the Poet Laureate of the New York University 30th Anniversary Celebration Gala.
Mercy was named by Remezcla Magazine as one of the “8 Authors Bringing Afro-Latina Stories to the Forefront.” She was a Pushcart Prize nominee in 2016 for her essay, “Black Dolls for Everyone.”
Mercy teaches high school English Language Arts in the Southeast section of The Bronx, is completing her first novel, and is completing her third book of poetry. She lives in New Rochelle, NY, with her two children.
This is Mercy’s first Festival as a participating writer and she will be offering the Writing Workshop, “THE PERSONAL NARRATIVE: Finding Beauty in Life-changing Events”.