Stories We Tell: A Writing Workshop

September 28, 2023
6:30-8 pm

Lemon City Branch Library 430 NE 61st St, Miami, FL 33137

Stories We Tell: A Writing Workshop | An open genre workshop
Led by O, Miami Education Director Caroline Cabrera
Free with registration | RSVP here

  • Ages: 12+
  • Duration: 90 Minutes
  • Date & Time: Thursday, September 28, 6:30-8 pm

Whose voices speak through us in the stories we tell? How much of “you” is actually the gift, legacy, or influence of another generation: your grandfather’s stories, child’s jokes, mother’s quirks, neighbor’s recipes, students’ insights? How do these become the language you use to describe the world around you?

O, Miami is seeking submissions of writings spanning generations and rooted in Miami, for an upcoming audiobook. This project seeks to depict the complex and diverse makeup of this city by honoring the way intergenerational ties inform our perspectives as Miamians.

This open genre workshop will walk participants through a lesson plan aimed at writing pieces that respond to this open call. The workshop is open to writers of all experience levels.

Caroline Cabrera is the author of the lyric essay collection, (lack begins as a tiny rumble) from Tinderbox Editions, as well as three poetry collections, Saint X (winner of the Hudson Prize from Black Lawrence Press), The Bicycle Year, and Flood Bloom, and two chapbooks, The Coma of the Comet (winner of the Burnside Review chapbook contest) and Dear Sensitive Beard (Dancing Girl Press). She currently serves as Director of Education for O, Miami.