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Mudd 102, Pacific School of Religion, 1798 Scenic Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94709
Free and open to the public
On Wednesday evening, July 18, there will be a showing of the internationally award-winning film, Tell Me Something I Can't Forget, followed by a discussion of using writing to empower the silenced.
The film features the Chicopee Writers' Workshop in Massachusetts, a project designed to give economically disadvantaged women the opportunity to confront their difficulties and develop their talents through creative writing. Using verite footage, interviews and narrative sequences, this moving film reflects the diversity of the group and the direct, honest format of the workshop. Taking its structure from the writers' work -- poetry, narrative pieces, short works of fiction and journal entries -- Tell Me Something I Can't Forget examines the role of creativity in everyone's life. Directed by Diane Garey and Lawrence Hott.
We will be joined by Mary Tuchscherer, founder of VoiceFlame supporting women writers in Malawi, and author of Nda Ku Ona / I See You with My Heart an anthology of women's stories in Malawi, Africa and North Amerca.