EventsExploring Home, Exile and What We Carry: Writing Memoirs

Exploring Home, Exile and What We Carry: Writing Memoirs

6:00 PM – 8:00 PM


More Than a Single Story is a series of programs that strives to break down the stereotyping of people of color by celebrating their diverse voices and experiences. Founded and curated by writer Carolyn Holbrook.

How can writing help you reclaim life, forge new languages and build a brighter future after experiencing exile or separation from one’s home? How can self-awareness expand our writing and self in increasingly stressful sociopolitical contexts? In this workshop, we will answer these questions and examine the ordinary events of our lives – our location, language, movements, dreams, memories, desires and more – and purposefully use writing as a tool to resist being a passive onlooker in our life and the world. Led by Beaudelaine Pierre. Collaborator: More Than a Single Story. Funded by Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

Beaudelaine Pierre is a journalist, scholar and novelist who writes about her native Haiti and her adopted Youwès (U.S.). She is the author of the award-winning collection of essays and stories “You May Have the Suitcase Now” (New Rivers Press, 2021), the co-editor of the trilingual anthology “How to Write an Earthquake / Comment écrire et quoi écrire / Mou pou 12 Janvye” (AHB, 2011) and author of the debut novel “Testaman” (Bon Nouvèl, 2002). Pierre is currently researching and exploring the ethical, scientific and humanist representations of the situation of Temporary Protected Status holders in the Youwès.

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