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Writing Outside of Your Lane - Remote!

$65.00
Members
$75.00
Non-members
Saturday, September 12th, 10:30am-1:30pm
Remote! (Live Zoom Meetings)
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Level: For Everyone
Adult (18+)
12 seats max

Over the past several years, the publishing world (and its readers) have thankfully demanded more diversity within stories. But as welcoming as this change is, it can leave many non-marginalized writers with anxiety. How are you supposed to go about it? What if you mess up? Are you allowed to write about marginalized people at all? This 3-hour course provides mainstream writers with the basics of how to write a marginalized character with which they don't have a lived experience, breaking the process down into the bare bones of Self-Reflection, Research, Craft, Editing, and How to Handle Backlash. With pragmatic and clear-cut information—as well as the wisdom from such writers as Alexander Chee, Peter Ho Davies, and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie—writers will leave this course with significantly more insight, awareness, and confidence to produce the most accurate and empathetic work they can.

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.

For more more detailed information about GrubStreet scholarships, including how to contribute to scholarship funds for other students, click here.

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Instructor

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Milo Todd
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  • "Very Well-Organized"

Elements

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

Genre

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

Commitment Level

Low

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