Writing Workshops for those impacted by blindness or vision loss
CLASSES BOTH : REMOTE & IN PERSON
In Person Classes : The NACC & Lewiston Library
Remote classes : GOOGLE MEET & TELEPHONE CALL IN.
MARCH 26 – JULY 23, 2022
SATURDAYS @ 11:30-1pm
Whether you are a veteran writer, or new to the idea of story telling, learn from professional writers about the process to gather your best words. These classes are for both advanced writers and for people just have stories to tell.
Sign up for any or all workshop days!
REGISTER ON EVENT BRITE : https://www.eventbrite.com/e/247798882127
Learn to Find & Tell Your Story ONLINE / IN PERSON (Workshop for those w/ visual impairments, their friends and family)
About this event
“PATHWAYS THROUGH THE DARK”
Short Story & Micro-Fiction & Memoir Classes
Stories have been and will always be deeply important and necessary to humankind. Like bright sparks in our lives, they show us how others exist in different times and places and may even carry us through pathways in the dark toward the light.
Teachers include: Robert M. Giannetti, Norah Perez, Michele Deluca and Michelle Kratts.
We will encourage you to write or speak short pieces about who you are and what you think, feel, and hope to achieve. Some may aspire to have this work published, while others may only need to tell, to be heard, and to document particular incidents that have happened. Yet whether your story is tragic or poignant or hopeful or funny, you will soon find your own distinctive voice to record this intimate and enlightening journey we will be taking together.
A “PATHWAYS THROUGH THE DARK” PROJECT
The Niagara Arts & Cultural Center hosts creative writing & art workshops focused on sharing the personal stories of those who have visual impairments, their friends and family.
Our project is about learning to tell your story and about discovering the underlying common human experience of loss, grief and resilience. Storytelling is the core of culture. Storytelling brings people together to entertain each other, to learn from each other, and often to teach about life and ways of interacting with the world. The stories gathered by our group will focus on the challenges, hardships, victories and coping mechanisms incorporated by those impacted by vision loss. These will become someone else’s guide post, passing on knowledge, creating empathy, and helping create a shared understanding among those individuals dealing with vision loss as well as those dealing with other types of loss, or life altering circumstances.
This project is important because so many people are currently dealing with loss and are searching for ways to redefine themselves and their relationship to the world around them.
Sponsored by Humanities New York
Using dialogue, reflection, and critical thinking, Humanities New York applies the humanities to strengthen democratic society.
In Partnership with VIA
VISUALLY IMPAIRED ADVANCEMENT
NIOGA Library System