Storytelling Workshop Inspired by Matthew Desmond’s “Evicted” – Oct. 3
Posted by Rutgers Camden on October 1, 2019
“Where Do You Come From? Where Are You Going?”
October 3, 6 – 8 pm
Rutgers–Camden Writers House
305 Cooper Street, Camden, NJ 08102
Matthew Desmond’s Evicted, a sobering study of eviction as both a symptom and cause of American poverty, is the Rutgers Reads selection for 2019-20. Inspired by the themes raised by the book, the Writers House will host three generative writing workshops, open to the Rutgers community and general public. These workshops, led by MFA alumni Catherine Buck and Allie Casey in consultation with the Walter Rand Institute, will explore participants’ relationships to ideas and definitions of home, housing insecurity, neighborhood changes and gentrification, migration, and more. Participants are invited to take part in one or more workshops as they’re able, and all are invited to share the stories they develop at a “story-share” in early 2020.
Where do you come from? Where are you going? our first workshop on October 3, will focus on themes of migration. Migration might encompass a move from one side of the world to the other, a search for refuge and safety from war or political upheaval in one country, or it might remain local, tracing a route from one neighborhood of a city to another. This workshop encourages participants to trace their own migrations, small or large, to and from residences that may feel more or less like home.
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