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Announcing "Writing for the Archive" Workshop with Anne Elizabeth Moore

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- The Living Archive Project is delighted to announce “Writing for the Archive,” a six-part writing workshop hosted by author Anne Elizabeth Moore. Sessions will take place at Headwaters Arts Center in Stamford on the third Saturday of each month beginning January 21, 2023 and concluding on June 17, 2023.

This is the first of many workshops that will take place over the next year and a half and will span across the northern Catskills–from Oneonta to Catskill.

“One of the primary goals of the Living Archive Project is to engage people in telling their stories through the arts,” said Christina Hunt Wood, lead organizer. She explained that future programs will include songwriting, poetry, and documentary filmmaking, among other workshops. "We are all about making space for folks to connect with each other creatively and share stories of their lives, histories, and this place."

The “Writing for the Archive” workshop with author Anne Elizabeth Moore will provide students with prompts and guidance as they use creative nonfiction, comics, and journalistic tools to tell stories about life in the Northern Catskills. Participants will acquire basic nonfiction writing skills, increase their confidence in sharing written content with peers, and develop critique and editorial skills.

The instructor, Anne Elizabeth Moore, is author of Unmarketable (2007), Gentrifier: A Memoir (2021), an NPR best book, the Eisner Award-winning Sweet Little Cunt (2018), and other titles. She was the founding editor of the Best American Comics, and is the former editor of the Chicago Reader and Punk Planet. She has received support from the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York State Council on the Arts, the Ragdale Foundation, and the Yaddo Corporation. The Chicago Public Library Best Book of 2017 Body Horror: Capitalism, Fear, Misogyny, Jokes is being expanded for the pandemic and will be out on Feminist Press in 2023.

Moore is a Fulbright Senior Scholar, has taught at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and was the Mackey Chair of Creative Writing at Beloit College. She lives in the northern Catskills and currently teaches at the School of Visual Arts.

Tuition for “Writing for the Archive” is donation-based with a recommended full tuition of $250 (or more). LAP believes this program must be accessible to anyone interested in attending. In this way, those who can donate more help cover the costs of those who can donate less.


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