Elements of Craft

Writing About Politics

$130.00
Members
$150.00
Non-members
Saturday, November 4th, 10:00am-5:00pm
GrubStreet HQ
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Level: For Everyone
12 seats max

Are you feeling moved to grapple with the current moment in your writing? Are you concerned that if you tackle political topics in your work, the art will suffer? Whether you have been focusing on politics for some time or are new to considering it for your literary writing, this workshop can help you find interesting entry points for your work. We will read and discuss pertinent passages in a variety of literary genres and write in response. Some of the writers who will guide us include Claudia Rankine, Omar Robert Hamilton, Teju Cole, Viet Thanh Nguyen, Barbara Kingsolver, and others. You will come away with strategies for developing new or existing work as well as a number of new drafts. The exercises can be responded to in fiction, creative non-fiction, poem, essay, or hybrid form.

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Instructor

Cara Benson
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Elements

  • Writing Homework
  • Reading Homework
  • Class Discussion
  • Lecture
  • Workshop
  • In-Class Writing
  • Craft Lessons

Genre

  • The Novel
  • Short Fiction
  • Personal Essay
  • Nonfiction
  • Poetry

Commitment Level

Medium

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