Welcome2TheBronx is excited to announce that this coming Wednesday, December 3rd, The Bronx Council on the Arts will officially launch the first volume of the ‘Bronx Memoir Project’. This is the culmination of long journey and series of workshops led by Charlie Vázquez, Director of the Bronx Writers Center.
We were fortunate enough to get our hands on a copy of the book a few months ago and it is a wondrous journey of our borough as seen by its residents. The settings vary by location, century, and cultural experiences but The Bronx is what ties all these wonderful short stories together.
From The Bronx Council on the Arts:
You’re Invited! Please Join us!
Bronx Memoir Project – Volume 1
Official Book Release
Wednesday | December 3rd | 5:00-8:00pm
Longwood Art Gallery @ Hostos
450 Grand Concourse at 149th Street
The Bronx Council on the Arts is thrilled to announce the release of the groundbreaking anthology Bronx Memoir Project – Volume 1, an unprecedented collection of over fifty Bronx memoir fragments, as penned by our very own residents, spanning various generations, continents, languages, cultures and themes.
The official Bronx Memoir Project – Volume 1 book release event will take place at the Longwood Art Gallery on Wednesday, December 3, 2014. Books will be available for purchase and download.
The Bronx Memoir Project was created by the Bronx Council on the Arts in order to develop and refine memoir fragments written by people of all ages, races, genders, nationalities, and backgrounds residing in the Bronx. This was achieved by deploying memoir-writing facilitators and other accomplished literary artists — including BRIO winners — to various cultural destinations throughout the Bronx in spring of 2014.
These workshop facilitators met with eager Bronxites at over 25 free writing sessions made available to persons of all writing skill levels. The resulting works submitted in final electronic draft form have been published in traditional trade paperback and e-book formats as Bronx Memoir Project – Volume 1, a collection of over fifty submissions and the first book ever published of its kind.
Come meet the contributors of this historic publication and get your copy signed!
DIRECTIONS: The Longwood Art Gallery is located on the Hostos Community College campus, 450 Grand Concourse & 149th Street, just steps from the subway station and bus stop. By subway, take the #2, 4 or 5 IRT trains to 149th Street and the Grand Concourse. By bus, take the BX1 or BX19 to 149th Street and the Grand Concourse. Travel time from mid-town Manhattan is usually 20 minutes.
The Bronx Memoir Project book was made possible with major funding from the National Endowment for the Arts, NEA. The Bronx Council on the Arts is grateful for additional project support from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, New York State Council on the Arts, the Lambent Foundation Fund of the Tides Foundation, The Joan Mitchell Foundation, Lily Auchincloss Foundation, Inc., Councilman James Vacca, and the Bronx Delegation of the City Council.
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