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Your Body, Your Story: Writing About Choice

March 25 @ EST 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Free – $20.00

Join playwright and teaching artist Misty Yarnall in an admission-free virtual workshop focused on drafting true stories about the choice of terminating pregnancy. Participating anonymously, writers will explore the journey, the final decision, and ripples of the choice. Discussion will be shared through Zoom’s chat feature. Please have a pen and paper or Word document ready.

Following the workshop, participants are encouraged to submit revised or new narratives to My Medea, a collaborative theater piece that will feature anonymous stories through movement-based storytelling. Submissions may be sent to mymedeasubmissions@gmail.com. Submissions are due by 5 pm Friday, March 29.

My Medea is an original genre-bending play featuring true stories by women in Rochester through the retelling of a classic Greek myth. The play aims to advance a better understanding of the complex issue of abortion within one’s own community, start a conversation, create awareness, and spark advocacy.

Misty Yarnall is a Rochester-based writer and teaching artist. She received her BA in Creative Writing from Purchase College and currently works as the Administrative and Communications Coordinator and the Youth Programs Coordinator at the Hudson Valley Writers Center. She actively teaches creative workshops through libraries, homeschool co-ops, and nonprofit organizations. She is passionate about creating brave spaces for people of all ages to share their stories.


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March 25
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Free – $20.00
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Writers & Books
(585) 473-2590
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Writers & Books
740 University Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607 United States
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(585) 473-2590
If you would like to make a request for any accommodation, please email us at accommodation@wab.org at least 10 days prior to the event or workshop.

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