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Storying the Self with T Kira Madden (Sold Out)

$125

1 Session via Zoom

Out of stock

Saturday, 1:00 pm EST - 5:30 pm EST November 21, 2020

This workshop has reached its capacity. To join the waitlist for this session or the 11/7 session, please email Thierry Kehou at thierry@centerforfiction.org.


How do we take the sprawl of our lives and distill the right moments to deliver that umph of the most effective stories? How do we magnify the electricity in the mundane? This generative workshop will focus on isolation and compression, on finding narrative “heat” and unexpected pathways through our memories, our selves, and all the selves we’ve been.

We will discuss structures and strategies one uses to render work inspired by our own experiences and the compromises and thrills that come with that responsibility. The scaffolding behind published works will serve as blueprints and gateways for generative writing exercises.


Capacity: 20 students

This workshop will take place online via Zoom. Participants will receive instructions for access prior to the first session.

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    T Kira Madden

    T Kira Madden

    T Kira Mahealani Madden is a writer, photographer, and amateur magician. A recipient of fellowships from the New York Foundation for the Arts, Hedgebrook, Tin House, the MacDowell Colony, and Yaddo, she serves as the founding editor-in-chief of No Tokens, a magazine of literature and art. Her fiction and nonfiction has been featured in Harper’s, New York magazine, and others, and she is the author of the 2019 New York Times Editors’ Choice memoir, Long Live the Tribe of Fatherless Girls, a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award and the LAMBDA Literary Award for Lesbian Memoir. She teaches multi-genre writing workshops in the MFA program at Sarah Lawrence College.