San Gabriel Mission Playhouse
Our Writing Workshop will focus on tracing immigrant narratives through the personal essay format, potentially accompanied by photos and images. Learn how to depict your own immigrant or origin story through writing and pictures with Tammy Delatorre, an experienced personal essay writer and teacher. Bring a notebook and pen OR laptop for writing exercises. And if you have photos / images to accompany your piece, bring those as well (not required).
Finished essays + photos could be displayed on poster boards as part of our APAFEST lobby exhibit and potentially run on Alhambra Source’s website! The instructor will also review the importance of immigrant narratives — and how to pursue publication beyond the workshop. You can attend both sessions, as kind of a part 1 and 2, but if you can only attend one, you’ll still have enough information to get started on a draft.
This is a FREE EVENT. All identities welcome!
RSVP at https://www.apafest.org/writing to save your seat.
Tammy Delatorre – Workshop Leader
Tammy Delatorre is a writer and writing teacher. Her essay, “Out of the Swollen Sea,” was selected by Cheryl Strayed as the winner of the 2015 Payton Prize, and her essay, “Diving Lessons,” was awarded the 2015 Slippery Elm Prose Prize and recognized as a Notable Essay in the 2016 Best American Essays. Her writing has also appeared in Los Angeles Times, Vice, Good Housekeeping, and The Rumpus. More of her work can be found at www.tammydelatorre.com.