Writing About Family: a free creative writing workshop

“I’ve been wanting to write about the women in my family for some time, but haven’t known where to start,” says the narrator of a short story by Argentinian writer Pola Oloixarac. Can you relate? Whether you want to write fiction or nonfiction, writing about family can be complicated. How do you shape your story? How can you make complex relationships make sense on the page and write without nostalgia or sentimentality? In this short workshop, you will look at examples from both fiction and memoir, write new material, and have the opportunity to discuss your work.

Coffee and snacks provided. Families are welcome. The workshop is geared towards adults, but teens are welcome to participate with a parent or older relative. Simple activities will be provided to keep children busy.

About the Instructor

Denise Delgado is a writer, artist, educator and consultant. Her fiction and critical work have appeared in Inch, Hinchas de Poesía, Jai-Alai Magazine, and Fiction Writers Review, among others. Delgado received an MA in Media Studies from The New School and an MFA in fiction from Warren Wilson College. She is currently at work on a linked collection of short stories set in Miami.