“Stories We Wear” Creative Writing and Discussion Workshop, June 11, East Side Freedom Library

Stories We Wear with writer Alison Morse sponsored by the The Eastside Freedom Library

Saturday, June 11, 10 a.m.—12:15 p.m. in person at the East Side Freedom Library, 1105 Greenbrier Street, St. Paul

Join local poet, writer and activist Alison Morse for a workshop that invites solidarity with the workers who make our clothes. Share your experiences with your clothing and connect your clothes to two historic events for garment workers, the Triangle Shirtwaist fire and the Ran Plaza collapse, as well as current activism on behalf of workers in today’s global garment industry. You do not need to call yourself a writer to participate. Alison will guide you through discussion, creative writing examples, writing prompts and open writing time.

Bring your favorite writing implements and memories of a favorite garment and/or garment maker, or bring your favorite piece of clothing to the workshop. If you have an ancestor or current family member who worked or works in the apparel or textile industry, bring that information, too. Are you interested in links to readings and writing prompts before the workshop? Great! Email Alison at yackmor@talkimage.org by June 8 to sign up.