Writing the Other: When It's Not About You (1963)

Two Mondays: June 10 and 17, 6-8 p.m.

Price: 
$70.00 (10% off for members)

As writers, we always have to write about people whose life experiences and backgrounds are different from our own. (Otherwise, our writing is pure fantasy!) In this two-session workshop, we'll examine identity through as many lenses as possible: in terms of gender, race, class, sexual orientation, class, age, body type, gluten tolerance, nerdiness, and many more. How can we learn to recognize our own blind spots that prevent us from seeing the people and the world around us in full living colors? And how can we confront and overcome our fears of causing offense in our attempts to get inside someone whose life experience we don’t share? We'll look at published work and do targeted writing exercises that will spark your creativity. Two Mondays: June 10 and 17, 6-8 p.m.

Recommended Texts:
Citizen by Claudia Rankine
A Stranger's Journey: Race, Identity, and Narrative Craft in Writing by David Mura
Aaron Hamburger is the author of the short story collection The View From Stalin’s Head (winner of the Rome Prize in Literature), the novel Faith for Beginners (a Lambda Literary Award nominee), and the novel Nirvana is Here. His writing has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Chicago Tribune, Poets & Writers, Tin House, Subtropics, Details, O, the Oprah Magazine, Boulevard, and The Village Voice. He has received fellowships from the Edward F. Albee Foundation and the Civitella Ranieri Foundation in Umbria, Italy, as well as residencies from Yaddo and Djerassi. He has also taught writing at Columbia University, NYU, the Stonecoast MFA Program, and George Washington University.

REFUND POLICY: Please note that we can issue class refunds up until seven (7) days before the first class session.

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Citizen: An American Lyric Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9781555976903
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Published: Graywolf Press - October 7th, 2014

Stranger's Journey: Race, Identity, and Narrative Craft in Writing Cover Image
$29.95
ISBN: 9780820353463
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Published: University of Georgia Press - August 2018