Writing About the Women in Your Family
with Darien Hsu Gee
Genres: Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry
Open to all levels
Who are the women in your family? What stories need to be told? How have these women helped you claim your place in the world, or what secrets might be holding you back? We’ll explore the roles of these women in our lives and how they’ve shaped us by generating micro narratives of 300 words or less. We'll consider how pieces may be submitted individually or organized as part of a chapbook, memoir, or more extensive body of work.
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Darien Hsu Gee
Darien Hsu Gee is the author of five novels published by Penguin Random House that have been translated into eleven languages. In 2022, she served as executive editor for Nonwhite and Woman: 131 Micro Essays on Being in the World. In 2021, her collection of micro essays, Allegiance, received the Bronze IPPY award (Essays). Her poetry chapbook, Other Small Histories, won the 2019 Poetry Society of America’s Chapbook Fellowship award, judged by Patricia Smith. In 2015, she received the Hawaiʻi Book Publishers’ Ka Palapala Poʻokela Award of Excellence for her nonfiction book, Writing the Hawaiʻi Memoir. Darien lives with her family on the island of Hawaiʻi.
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