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Saturday, October 19 • 10:30am - 11:30am
BBF Unbound: Rewriting Our Stories: A Workshop for Immigrant and Diaspora Writers

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For both readers and writers, so much of the value of books lies in their ability to act as a mirror. Yet while immigrants find themselves in the center of so much of today’s media, the question of whether or not these stories reflect our experiences is often more complicated than it seems. In this workshop created by and for immigrant and diaspora writers, moderators Frankie Concepcion (2019 Undocupoet Fellow, Sibling Rivalry Press) and Kayti Lahsaiezadeh (Kweli Journal, FreezeRay Poetry) will guide writers in a journey of self-reflection and empowerment as we re-engage with the stories we want the world to know, as told by our own voices. Through a series of prompts, guided discussion, and brave space practices, this workshop will be centered on community, craft, and celebrating our identities.

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Frankie Concepcion

Frankie Concepcion was born and raised in the Philippines but has lived in the United States for almost a decade. She is the founder of the Boston Immigrant Writer's Salon. Her fiction, poetry, and essays have appeared in publications such as Waxwing Literary Journal, the Fat City... Read More →
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Kayti Lahsaiezadeh

Kayti Lahsaiezadeh is a graduate of Boston College, where she earned a BA in English literature with a concentration in creative writing. She is an associate editor at Black Ocean Press and a production editor at BookBub. Lahsaiezadeh’s work has appeared in Post Road, Pea River... Read More →

Saturday October 19, 2019 10:30am - 11:30am EDT
BPL Exchange 700 Boylston St, Boston, MA, 02116