Find inspiration, meet fellow writers and artists, and learn new writing techniques at workshops. Hosted by the Bronx Council of the Arts' Bronx Writers Center and international authors as part of the PEN World Voices Festival of International Literature.
1:30pm to 3:30pm - Bronx Writers Center Workshop with Shani Mootoo
4:00pm to 6:00pm – Bronx Writers Center Workshop with Morgan Parker
1:30pm to 3:30pm
Shani Mootoo was born in Ireland and raised in Trinidad. She’s the award-winning author of Valmiki’s Daughter, He Drown She in the Sea (longlisted for the IMPAC Dublin Literary Award), and Cerus Blooms at Night. Her latest novel, Moving Forward Sideways like a Crab, was longlisted for the Scotiabank Giller Prize, and shortlisted for the Lambda Literary Award. Mootoo divides her time between Grenada and Canada and will share her methods for creating engaging stories.
4:00pm to 6:00pm
Morgan Parker’s latest book is There Are More Beautiful Things than Beyoncé (Tin House Books 2017). Her work has been published in The Paris Review, Poetry, The New York Times, The Nation, Buzzfeed, and elsewhere. Parker is the recipient of a National Endowment of the Arts Literature Fellowship, a Pushcart Prize, and a Cave Canem graduate fellowship. A Brooklyn resident, Parker will discuss her creative process as a multidisciplinary writer.