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Writing Workshop | Home & Exile: Mastering Your Memoir

May 24, 2022 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


| Virtual Writing Workshop |


Everyone has a story to tell. But how can we tell captivating stories about real people? Whether you’re writing your own memoir or want to document a family history, you need to know what idea or message you want to convey to a reader. Once you’ve tackled the big picture, you can focus on the journey of writing. We will draw on the works of a diverse group of writers to help inform us on how to craft and layer our stories. In this workshop, writers can expect to learn how to find their ‘big picture’ ideas, organize story details, and sculpt drafts to manuscript-ready. Our objective is to arm writers with the tools required to write compelling creative non-fiction stories.

This writing workshop is part of our Our Stories, Ourselves: Home & Exile series. Check the calendar to see what else we have coming up.

Hennepin County Libraries is our partner for this event. Funded by Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.




About the Facilitator

Ayaan Adan is an author, award-winning user experience designer, and community organizer. Her newest book, Daughters of Arraweelo: Stories of Somali Women was released by MN Historical Society Press in February 2022. She has been featured in Teen Vogue, Minneapolis Star Tribune, and Twin Cities Daily Planet. Ayaan is an advocate for privacy, civil liberties, and accessibility. She is committed to making a positive impact in the lives of others through storytelling, design thinking, and community organizing.


May 24, 2022
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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