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  • Seminar
  • Online: Zoom
  • Adult (18+)

Blackness, Transness & the Messes They Make

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Class Description

Blackness and transness are tightly intertwined. Co conspirators operating outside of dominant systems and, at times, the benchmark for normativity to define itself through and against. In this generative writing session we will explore and experiment with mess as the static that might result from their interactions and develop practices for handling the elements of those interactions that are not as readily contained by language. We will engage with a variety of scholars and artists including Hortense Spillers, Oyèrónkẹ́ Oyěwùmí, Levi Cain and Anjimile.

Writers will leave the session with some new writing as well as several prompts and resources to write further on gender and race.

*This course will center Black trans identity and experiences. Black trans people and other qtpoc are especially encouraged to register.



Class Format

This class will take place using Zoom videoconferencing. 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!



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

Scholarships Format/Location

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

This class will take place using Zoom videoconferencing. Please visit the Resources tab to access the video-conference link.

Zoom Participation:

Students are not required to turn their camera on, but are encouraged to participate any way they feel comfortable through functions such as the live chat, emoji reactions, and unmuting the microphone. Learn more about using Zoom here.

Zoom Accessibility:

We ask that instructors enable closed captioning and send a transcript of the session after class. You can also enable closed captioning at any time during the meeting. If your instructor forgets to send the transcript, just send ’em an email!