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Writing as Resistance

Saturday, February 2nd, 10:30am-1:30pm
GrubStreet HQ
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Level: For Everyone
12 seats max

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 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 Audre Lorde, Rita Dove, Gwendolyn Brooks, Terrance Hayes, Anna Akhmatova, and Hayan Charara.

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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Tatiana Mary Rebecca Johnson
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  • Writing Homework
  • Reading Homework
  • Class Discussion
  • Lecture
  • Workshop
  • In-Class Writing
  • Craft Lessons


  • Poetry

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