Oct 30, 4:30pm: “A Letter to Your Younger Self” Writing Workshop with James Lescene

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Tyler Clementi Center + Writers House Collaboration
“A Letter to Your Younger Self” Writing Workshop with James Lescene
Wednesday, October 30, 2013
4:30 to 7:00 pm
Tyler Clementi Center (390 George Street, 6th Floor)
Refreshments will be served
Open to ALL undergraduate students. LIMITED SPACE: Reserve your spot by emailing rick.lee@rutgers.edu by Friday, October 25.

During this hands-on writing workshop with James Lescene, author of several young-adult titles and one of the founders of The Trevor Project, participants will explore the question: What is it you wish you had known about yourself when you were twelve, seven, or five years old–and can you tell him or her that thing? Even those with the most rudimentary writing skills can bang out a note or a letter–thus tapping into that compassionate side of themselves for themselves and revealing surprising abilities and sure-fire revelations.

Workshop participants will have the option to have their work considered for presentation at “The Letter Q at R.U.,” a public reading scheduled for Sunday, November 3, at 1 pm. In addition to workshop participants sharing their “notes,” the reading event will also feature James Clementi reading his “Letters to My Brother,” which were written to honor his younger sibling’s memory. The reading is followed by the formal unveiling and dedication of “Rivera Blue Macchia Chartreuse Lip Wrap” (2007) by artist Dale Chihuly, a gift donated by Michael Sodomick in honor of The Trevor Project and in memory of Tyler Clementi.

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