Writing Past Stereotypes: Gab & Party
Who are Fu Manchu, Jezebel, The Dragon Lady, Carmen Miranda, and Mammy? What differentiates a complex literary character from one who feels reliant on a "type"? When was the first time you saw your own name appear in a book, and what was that character like? Join GrubStreet for a frank and dynamic discussion about common cultural representations in books, past and present-- including Asian, African-American, Latino, Native American, LGBT, and more. Then, we'll do practical exercises to practice blowing past stereotypes in our own work. We'll have a lively talk followed by food, drinks, and music. For writers looking to write from a more deeply informed place, and also to have a damn good time. Click here for more info.