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Free Writing Workshop: Getting to Know Your Characters

May 9 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm


Newtown Literary Alliance, a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting prose and poetry in Queens, in partnership with Lewis Latimer House Museum, is now offering free creative writing classes ONLINE.

Our next virtual workshop in our “Writing on Race & Immigration” series with Lewis Latimer House Museum will be led by Stephanie Jimenez on Saturday, May 9th from 2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m:

“Getting to Know Your Characters”

We all want to create memorable characters, but first we need to know who our characters are. In this course, we’ll discuss how to create vivid characters that jump off the page by looking at what unforgettable characters all have in common and how to craft your own. Together, we’ll also discuss how knowing the ins and outs of your character will improve all aspects of your creative writing, including the development of a plot that will keep readers invested and engaged. We’ll look at the work of Jamaica Kincaid, Sandra Cisneros, and Jade Sharma.

RSVP to receive instructions on how to join the virtual workshop here: http://bit.ly/NewtownMay9.

Stephanie Jimenez is a former Fulbright recipient. Her fiction and nonfiction have appeared in the Guardian; O, The Oprah Magazine; the New York Times; Joyland Magazine; and more. She completed a novel-writing intensive at Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity, and she attended the 2017 Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference for fiction. They Could Have Named Her Anything is her debut novel. She lives in Queens.

This program is in partnership with Lewis Latimer House Museum and made possible, in part, with funds from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, as well as with public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

For more information, please visit newtownliterary.org/writingclasses.


Lewis Latimer House Museum
34-41 137th St
Flushing, NY 11354 United States
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