How Moments Become Movements: Writing Workshop for Participants Identifying as Female
Transform pain into art and take a deep-dive into the compelling writing responsible for turning a hashtag into an historical movement. We will narrow down the purpose and point of our stories, learn how to apply techniques that make a personal story universal and turn our experiences into words. The goal of this session is to understand how one voice can undo years of silence, and how to add your voice to that chorus with nuance, honesty and an agenda in mind. Jessica Ciencin Henriquez is a New York City based writer and editor. Her personal essays and narrative journalism have appeared in The New York Times, The Modern Love column, Time Magazine Self Magazine, Teen Vogue and Parent’s Magazine among many others. Jessica holds an MFA from Columbia University and is the author of the forthcoming memoir: If You Loved Me, You Would Know.
Ages: 16-Adult | Saturday, July 14 | 1-5 pm
Instructor: Jessica Ciencin Henriquez
About the Exhibit My #MeToo
The VCA gallery show for the month of October will provide a platform for artists’ response to sexual abuse and harassment. Throughout the month, events and forums will be offered to engage the community in authentic, safe, and respectful dialogue to explore our shared experiences and to learn how we can come together to create a new narrative.
In conjunction with our October gallery show, My #MeToo, VCA is offering a series of free workshops to anyone interested in using the arts to explore the themes and conversations that have evolved out of the #MeToo movement. The workshops are free to participants, but you must register in order to reserve your spot. Participants will have the option of including their completed artwork in the October gallery show. Written work can be included in the show as a stand-alone piece or incorporated into visual artwork.