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Contemporary Art Writing

Friday, October 21st, from 10:30am-1:30pm (EST).
Online: Zoom
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Level: For Everyone
Adult (18+)
13 seats max

Writers are inspired by art in countless ways. This session will challenge us to consider art writing as an engaged, political form beyond the ekphrastic or art criticism. Together we’ll read selections from contemporary art writers who are deeply engaged the social issues and politics of our time, including Hanif Abdurraqib, Shayla Lawson, Larissa Pham, Chris Kraus and Zadie Smith. We’ll begin our time together by inquiring into what we already know about art writing, and we will build upon this understanding to discuss texts as a group, develop ideas for art writing of our own, and have several periods of writing time guided by prompts inspired by our shared texts.

Class Format

This class will take place using Zoom videoconferencing. About 15 minutes before your class is scheduled to begin, you'll receive an email from your instructor with a link to join the class meeting!

Scholarship Information

Thanks to the excellent literary citizenship of our donors, scholarships are available for all GrubStreet classes. To apply, click the gray "APPLY FOR SCHOLARSHIP" button. In order to be considered for a scholarship, you must complete your application at least one week before the start date of a class. Please await our scholarship committee's decision before registering for the class. We cannot hold spots in classes, so the sooner you apply, the better. Scholarships cannot be applied retroactively.

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Leora Fridman
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  • Personal Essay
  • Nonfiction

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