Attention Queens writers—both experienced and new-to-writing: free creative writing classes taught by the best in Queens!
Newtown Literary Alliance, a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting prose and poetry in Queens, in partnership with Queens Library, is offering free creative writing classes.
The next class will be led by Tara Clancy on Saturday, October 5th from 2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. at Queens Library in Jackson Heights at 35-51 81st St:
“Use Oral Storytelling Techniques to Write Your Memoir”
In this class, we will use oral storytelling as a tool to craft written memoir. Participants will be guided through developing and telling a true, personal story out loud, and then learn how to transform those oral stories into written pieces. Through the process, memoir writers will find an engaging voice that engages the reader.
Tara Clancy is a writer, storyteller, and comic. She is a frequent host of The Moth live shows, a GrandSLAM storytelling champ, and has told several stories on The Moth Radio Hour and NPR’s Snap Judgment. Her writing has been published in The New York Times, The Nation, The Paris Review Daily and The New York Times Magazine. She played herself on HBO’s Girls and is a recurring panelist on NPR’S Wait, Wait… Don’t Tell Me! Her memoir, The Clancys of Queens, is a Barnes and Noble Discover Great New Writers pick.
This program is made possible, in part, with funds from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, as well as with public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.
For more information, please visit newtownliterary.org/writingclasses.