What makes you, you? Which of your life experiences, big or small, have sculpted you into the person you are, and the person you are becoming? How do these stories shape your view of the world and your place within it? In this workshop, we’ll explore the genre of “micro memoir”– personal narrative essays that offer bursts of insight, windows into our lived experiences that cultivate connection with readers. Maybe you’re dying to share the story of how a summer backpacking trip with your grandfather gave you a new perspective on race relations, or how your time in “lockdown” during the COVID-19 pandemic changed your thinking about social media. Whether you keep a daily diary or have never before written in first-person, you have a unique story to share! We look forward to investigating techniques such as tone, point-of-view, dialogue, reflection, and more, as we explore how and why personal storytelling is an important form of art and advocacy.