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February 7 Creative Writing for Writers of Color and Indigenous Writers

Date: 2/7/18

Location: The Loft at Open Book

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Time: 6:30 - 9:00 pm

Ages: Adult

Class Level: Open to All Levels

Genre: Multigenre

• Regular: $15.00
• Member: $13.50
• Low-Income: $0.00

This class will examine how a writer of color can address the issues of race in ways that are personal and yet not overtly political, in modes that aren't directly reportage or social realism. We will go over a couple of key Baldwin essays, including "Notes of a Native Son," in the process examining the spiritual, moral, and allegorical lens through which Baldwin addresses race. Next we will go over Claudia Rankin's Citizen and Cathy Park Hong's Dance Dance Revolution; both works break the mode of the lyric poem, in Rankine's case with prose accounts of micro aggressions and with Hong a mixture of forms in a science fiction dystopia.

This class is part of a series of classes that cover the issues and traditions of writers of color and indigenous writers, and is intended for writers of color and indigenous writers. Participants are welcome to register for one, several, or all of the monthly sessions.

The class is offered on a pay what you can basis with the suggested fee of $15 ($13.50 for Loft members, or $0 for students who are unable to pay) available online. No student will be turned away for not paying. You can register online or in person at each class, where there will also be an opportunity to pay whatever amount is appropriate for you.