Writing Through the Diaspora: An Authentic Approach - Remote!
This workshop is geared toward any writers who are immigrants and/or children of immigrants who write about and through the lens of their experiences and cultural backgrounds. Students will respond to various prompts to generate multiple genres of writing (poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction) to explore and navigate writing about their individual stories in a way that seeks to respect and promote these stories without exoticizing or fetishizing them. We will discuss how immigrant writing in the US succeeds and/or fails to speak authentically to the immigrant experience - however it may look.
This class will be hosted using live Zoom meetings! 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! About 15 minutes before your class is scheduled to begin, you'll receive an email from your instructor 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:
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