WDtS Egleston: Pieces of Me: Writing about Gender
Gender is like a Rubik’s Cube with one hundred squares per side, and every time you twist it to take a look at another angle, you make it that much harder a puzzle to solve. — Sam Killerman
Let’s play with the gender Rubik’s cube! Using tools such as the Gender Unicorn and Kate Bornstein’s My New Gender Workbook, we will deconstruct and reconstruct the concept of gender in order to better understand ourselves, each other, and the world in which we live. This ninety-minute class will require all participants to commit to creating a safe and supportive container so that writers can create and share bravely and authentically. Participants will leave with the first draft of a poem or personal essay, and will get the opportunity to share their work in progress and receive on-the-spot feedback from the instructor and peers (clear guidelines for feedback will be given and strictly enforced). All genders are welcome.
*This is the first course in our nine part series on identity; each course stands alone but will build on the others. Take a couple or take all nine!*
Families welcome. Coffee and snacks provided. Teens are welcome to attend with an older relative. We will provide simple activities to keep young children occupied.
Who Should Register?
Write Down the Street has a special focus on making the creative writing workshop more accessible to those who face challenges due to cost, language skills, lack of access to transportation, and other barriers. We believe that all voices must be spotlighted with the range and fullness they deserve.
These programs are offered tuition-free thanks to the support of generous donors who are committed to our mission of ensuring all voices are heard.
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