Resistance Through The Poetic (2-Part) - Remote!
Writing as Resistance is a workshop based on studying and writing poetry with a social justice lens. Inspired by Edwidge Danticat’s New Yorker article “Poetry in a Time of Protest” this course will consist partly of reading and analyzing text by writers with poetry aimed towards systematic change. The later half of the class will consist of a writing workshop based off of prompts meant to broaden the entry point into writing with a social justice lens. The class will culminate in a reading and a discussion about publications that accept and encourage submissions from writers with a social justice focus. This class will consist of readings by Muriel Rukeyser, Adrienne Rich, Gwendolyn Brooks, Terrance Hayes, Anna Akhmatova and Hayan Charara.
This class will be hosted using live Zoom meetings!
You will be able to participate in class via Zoom videoconference from wherever you’re most comfortable. All you’ll need is a laptop or a phone! 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 via Zoom–no need to download anything or sign up for Zoom in advance! If you have questions about remote learning, please feel free to reach out to [email protected] for more information.
For a glimpse at how remote learning works, look no further than the deep Zoom discussion of writing and literature below:
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