May 22, 2017

Join us for a special Women’s History Month panel on the role of reflection in memoir writing, featuring Herstory’s founder and artistic director Erika Duncan and Gloria Jacobs, former editor of MS Magazine and past publisher of the Feminist Press, moderated by Hofstra...

May 21, 2017

Herstory works with the conviction that master-level workshops need to be equally available to all— whether one has walked a conventional academic path or life circumstances have provided the rich oral immersion that no classroom can replicate.  For the stories inside...

May 12, 2017

​​We invite you to join our mini lesson in experiencing where a story is going, once the writing has been developed for 8-10 weeks.   In a truly bilingual program, Spanish, English and Portuguese speaking students from Patchogue/Medford High School write side by side w...

May 11, 2017

We invite you to watch our video presentation of the culminating reading of Stories for Youth Justice, featuring student readers from LIU Post University and Westbury High School, following a rich semester of writing in which young people celebrated their challenges, j...

April 8, 2017

Dear Fellow Herstory Writers and Friends,

Like so many of us who have come to be a part of the Herstory family, Helen Dorado Alessi initially joined us a writer in our workshop.  Helen then became our part-time consulting program coordinator and also trained to become...

March 16, 2017

Illness as Metaphor, Native American Identity, and the Hidden Self

In this podcast, longtime Herstory Writers Workshop participant Pat Gorman, of Lakota descent, reads from the beginning of her completed book-length memoir Red Medicine, sharing a scene that takes place...

February 8, 2017

Mientras en los Estados Unidos se acepta la depresión como una condición conectada con la salud mental y no simplemente una versión de la “tristeza,” y también se considera completamente normal buscar apoyo profesional cuando uno padece de la depresión, en general para...

January 8, 2017

Para la mayoría de los inmigrantes a los Estados Unidos la separación de familias es una realidad común debido a las leyes migratorias de este país que impiden

January 8, 2017

The history of Native Americans in the United States is filled with oppression by and struggle against the dominant culture. While native peoples across the country have made strides towards full civil and human rights, they continue to face the need to wage life and d...

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