Hi everyone! My name is Maddie, and I live in the Boston area. This workshop was recommended to me by the instructor of the memoir writing class I've been taking for the past few months. I work (from home now) in marketing for a financial counseling nonprofit. I was part of a military family growing up, so spent quite a bit of time living in Germany and the Netherlands throughout high school and college, which were places that definitely taught me a lot about art. My dorm room my freshman year of college was just down the street from where Rembrandt was born!
In the memoir writing class I'm taking, I write a lot about my Korean heritage. Korean film has been inspirational for me lately, especially films by the director Bong Joon Ho, who is now well-known internationally for Parasite. (My fiance and I have been on quite the Korean movie and K-drama binge since we've been quarantined!) Korean films have inspired me to learn more about Korean history and write more about my relationship to it as well. One film in particular that comes to mind that I have thought about often since watching it is A Taxi Driver, directed by Jang Hoon, about the Gwangju Uprising in 1980.
I am looking forward to more inspiration from different art forms in this workshop!