The Power of Personal Stories

“One writes out of one thing only — one’s own experience.” – James Baldwin

Personal stories matter, perhaps now more than ever. In this workshop, you will discuss the political and social import of writing about yourself and how to do so in a way that feels artistic instead of narcissistic. You will complete short exercises designed to help you access important memories and resurrect them on the page, and then the group will discuss ways to get our stories out into the real world — where they really matter. 

This event is free and open to the public, but space is limited. Lunch will be provided.

ASU faculty will be available to assist with your writing. Bring any written document for review.

Presented by Sarah Viren, author of "Mine" and assistant professor in the College of Integrative Sciences and Arts at ASU.


Center for the Study of Race and Democracy
Burton Barr Central Library, Nina Mason Pulliam Auditorium
Off campus

COVID-19 information

FAQ page  | Latest updates.