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“Stories We Tell” Testimonial Writing Workshop

Saturday, May 20 – Sunday, May 21

Aperture Gallery and Bookstore 547 West 27th Street, 4th Floor New York, NY


Saturday, May 20, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Sunday, May 21, 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Space is limited and applications are required for the writing workshop—submit at the latest by May 5, 2017. Please e-mail for further details.

During “The Stories We Tell,” The Voices and Faces Project’s two-day testimonial writing workshop for survivors of gender-based violence and other human rights violations, participants read and discuss world- changing testimonial writing across social justice movements, while taking part in a series of innovative writing exercises.

This is a workshop that is as purposeful as it is powerful—a way for those who have lived through or witnessed violence to use their voices to create a more just and fair world. The workshop is led by Anne K. Ream–the founder of The Voices and Faces Project and author of Lived Through This (Beacon Press, 2014), a narrative and photographic memoir of a multi-country journey spent listening to the testimonies of gender-based violence survivors–and R. Clifton Spargo, a novelist, cultural critic, and Iowa Writer’s Workshop alumnus whose work focuses on trauma, testimony, and the memory of justice.

Part of a weekend-long collaboration between Aperture, the Ackerman Institute for the Family, and The Voices and Faces Project, presenting an intersectional approach to art-making and storytelling as vehicles to address gender-based violence and trauma, and to create social change. For more information, see here.

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This program is made possible with the generous support of The Reba Judith Sandler Foundation.