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Under the (Micro)scope: Amplifying Our Truth by Writing Micro Narratives with Darien Hsu Gee
November 13 – 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Feeling stalled or stuck in your writing? Looking for a way into your story? Join us on Friday, November 13 at 6-7:30PM EST for Under the (Micro)scope: Amplifying Our Truth by Writing Micro Narratives with Darien Hsu Gee.
A note from Darien: Micro narratives are short, intense bursts of lyric storytelling and evocative writing, usually 300 words or less. You can use micro narratives in a number of ways: as a caption to a photograph or piece of artwork, as back story for a character you’re struggling with, gathered into a collection of poems or essays, or simply a single piece of distilled writing that captures a pivotal moment in your life. Learning how to write micro will help you discern what’s most essential in a piece of writing, and what feels most urgent or relevant to you. It’s also easy to write micro on the go, to help you establish a daily writing practice, and to easily build a small body of work.
Darien Hsu Gee is the author of five novels published by Penguin Random House that have been translated into 11 languages. She won the 2019 Poetry Society of America’s Chapbook Fellowship award for Other Small Histories and the 2015 Hawaiʻi Book Publishers’ Ka Palapala Poʻokela Award of Excellence for Writing the Hawaiʻi Memoir. She is the recipient of a Sustainable Arts Foundation grant and a Vermont Studio Center fellowship. Gee holds a B.A. from Rice University and an M.F.A. from the Rainier Writing Workshop at Pacific Lutheran University. Her most recent book, Allegiance, is a collection of micro essays about family, motherhood, and growing up Chinese American. She lives with her family on the Big Island of Hawaiʻi.
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