Áine’s presentation will focus on writing personal essays–such as those published in The Boston Globe Magazine, Brevity, The New York Times Modern Love series and other publications. She will discussthe risks and rewards of writing about our personal experiences, including why and how she wrote and published her just released essay collection (about immigration) 30+ years after her immigration to the USA. Other topics include how to choose and edit our individual shorter pieces to create abook-length manuscript and how our own or our family immigrant historiesinform our identities and attitudes in 21st-century America. The evening will conclude with a brief reading from Greaney’s fifth book, Green Card & Other Essays. Aine Greaney is an Irish-born writer who liveson Boston’s North Shore. A former Gloucester resident, she has writtenfive books and published and broadcast many essays, short stories and features in publications such as Creative Nonfiction, The Boston Globe Magazine, Salon and WBUR Cognoscenti. Her personal essay collection, “GreenCard & Other Essays,” has just been released (Wishing Up Press, 2019).
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