WDtS Online: Against Dystopia 2.0
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Optimism and hope can be challenging when our worlds have been turned upside down. But it’s precisely when nothing’s going right that those ways of seeing matter most! Stories about the future are all around us, but too often they imagine the same tired dystopias. Plus, the teenagers populating those sad worlds are the ones who get to have all the “fun.” In this session, however, we’ll envision a future with all of us as dynamic actors in it —citizens, worldbuilders, heroes and antagonists alike. We’ll read excerpts from works of visionary authors. We’ll write to prompts and craft narratives that imagine a better way forward for humanity, one in which we live in harmony with the earth that is our inheritance. This is part two of a session that was offered in the spring, but you don't need to have been present in that one to take this class and writers of all levels of experience are welcome!
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.
About GrubStreet Remote Classes
GrubStreet will be hosting all of our classes remotely from now through the end of the summer. We’ve decided as a staff that the best thing we can do for our community is to follow the advice of public health experts, and participate in the social distancing that’s recommended to help slow the spread of disease. 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! You’ll receive an email from your instructor on the day your class is scheduled 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: