As part of our Asian Pacific American Festival, learn how to depict your own immigrant or origin story through writing and pictures with Tammy Delatorre, an experienced personal essay writer and teacher.
The writing workshop will focus on tracing immigrant narratives through the personal essay format, potentially accompanied by photos and images. Finished essays and 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.
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.
Alhambra Source is a not for profit publication based in Alhambra and serving the surrounding San Gabriel Valley. The mission of the tri-lingual community publication is to enable civic engagement and immigrant integration through the production of local media serving diverse communities. Alhambra Source is a project of the 501c3 nonprofit organization Community Partners.
Bring a notebook and pen OR laptop for writing exercises. If you have photos / images to accompany your piece, bring those as well (not required).
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