Write Where You Are: Writing Personally Voiced Nonfiction

Date: 2/9/18 – 3/16/18

Location: The Loft at Open Book

Day of the Week: Friday

Time: 4:00 - 6:00 pm

Ages: Adult

Class Level: Intermediate

Genre: Creative Nonfiction

• Regular: $210.00
• Member: $189.00
• Low-Income: $147.00

Our experiences change the way we see and understand the world, yet established literary conventions have enshrined certain viewpoints (usually white male) as universal and ideal, labeling everything else as genre or niche. Instead of shunning what makes us unique, and what makes our experiences differ from a false neutral, how can we embrace subjectivity in our writing?

Through readings drawn from a diverse array of writers, including Maggie Nelson, Eula Biss, Kiese Laymon, Roxane Gay, Leslie Jamison, and by writing both in and outside of class, we'll explore the subversive possibilities of the subjective, first-person voice to illuminate stories often pushed to the margins, challenging the idea of universality in identity. This class is best suited to intermediate and advanced writers who have some experience with personal writing. $5 copy fee.