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Writing Workshops

Narrative Cartographies with Dianca London Potts


1 Session

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Saturday, 2:00 pm EST - 6:30 pm EST October 22, 2022

Online via Zoom

Whether it be a personal essay, a prose poem, or auto fiction, a memorable personal narrative tells an embodied story that is larger than its subject. It reveals how an individual’s life is shaped by and inseparable from the weight of history, geography, politics, and identity. During this bootcamp, we’ll investigate how storytellers use journalistic tools to make sense of the world and how cartography can become a model for building narratives. Through a diverse selection of readings, generative prompts, and engaged discussion, we’ll collectively explore the possibilities of purposefully blurring the lines between genre and form (narrative topographies) and discover new ways to invite mapping and design into our creative practice. Participants will also learn how to incorporate research, artifacts, new media, and first-person reporting into their work to further excavate, amplify, and craft the larger stories of their lives.

Capacity: 20


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    Dianca London Potts

    Dianca London Potts

    Dianca London Potts earned her MFA in Creative Writing from The New School and her MA in English and her MA in Humanities from Arcadia University. She is a Kimbilio Fiction Fellow, a VONA Voices alum, the former prose editor of LIT magazine, and the former online editor of Well-Read Black Girl. Her words have been featured in the Village Voice, Vice, Electric Literature, Glamour, Shondaland, Obsidian, and elsewhere. Her memoir, Planning for the Apocalypse, is forthcoming. You can follow her musings on Twitter via @diancalondon.