“Dear World” Youth Memoir Workshop with Jordan Young & Ucheoma Onwutuebe
Youth ages 13 – 15 are invited to join Anderson Center writers-in-residence Jordan Young and Ucheoma Onwutuebe for Dear World, a memoir workshop, in the Foot Room at the Red Wing Public Library on Tuesday, July 26 at 2 p.m. Students will read samples of letters from an array of writers and, by the end of the 60-minute workshop, practice writing letters as a means of preserving their unique point of view. Drop-ins welcome! No registration is necessary. Contact Adam at email@example.com with questions.
Based in Minneapolis, Jordan Young is a non-fiction writer from south Florida. She holds a BA in English Language and Literature from the University of Chicago and is currently an MFA candidate in Creative Writing at the University of Minnesota–Twin Cities. She is participating as a University of Minnesota Gesell Writing Fellow. At the Anderson Center, Jordan is continuing her work on a collection of flash essays about the formative relationships of her life.
Ucheoma Onwutuebe is a Nigerian writer currently pursuing an MFA at the University of Nevada Las Vegas. She is a 2019 Eli Cantor Fellowship recipient at The Corporation of Yaddo and the recipient of the 2022 Waasnode Fiction Prize. Her works have appeared in Prairie Schooner, Words Without Borders, Off Assignment, Brittle Paper, Bella Naija, and others. At the Anderson Center, Ucheoma is working on collection of short stories inspired by everyday women from her hometown in Nigeria.
Featured image: Ucheoma Onwutuebe (left) and Jordan Young (right).
Special thanks to the Red Wing Public Library.
This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a Operating Support grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts & cultural heritage fund.