Onyinye Ihezukwu was born in Nigeria where she worked as a broadcaster and journalist. Before broadcasting, she worked with an independent theater enterprise, The Tapshak Company, as an actress, project director, and playwright. Her fiction largely explores changing socio-spiritual themes in the urban Nigerian setting. Her fiction has appeared in Zoetrope: All-Story, the Virginia Quarterly Review, The American Scholar, the St. Petersburg Review, among others. She received her MFA in 2014 from the University of Virginia, Charlottesville, where she was awarded the Poe/Faulkner Fellowship, as well as the 2014 Henfield Prize for fiction. She held a 2015-2017 Wallace Stegner Fellowship at Stanford University and is currently earning a PhD in Literature and Creative Writing at the University of Houston. She’s at work on a novel.
Press Replay: Classes in Revisiting Self and Memory (Online)
writing Memoir online
with Onyinye Ihezukwu
June 22-Aug 10
from 6 to 9
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The act of remembering is not always as simple as it sounds. Take your mind back to a past experience and think about that for a moment. There are the concrete things you may be able to recall; but is it right to say there are hazy wisps that dangle just out of your reach? It may be possible to articulate these wisps in songs and poems, but more observation is always needed. Therefore, if you are as moved by the need to express the inexpressible as a lot of us are, this workshop is for you. Here we will focus on the invention and molding of thought about our peculiar experiences. We will look at reflecting, structuring, and expanding our ability to put things down on the page. What do we remember? How do we remember it? What are the different ways of expressing what we remember? This course will feature weekly readings, peer workshops and craft conversations. All levels are welcome, and I look forward to working with you.