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

Comedic Fiction Writing for LGBTQ Writers

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  • $85.00 Non-Member
  • $75.00 Member

Class Description

No, it’s not just you—so many of us are entirely over the usual queer tropes, especially the one centered around our trauma. Let’s let laughter do some healing, instead! In this 3-hour fiction seminar, we’ll explore the expansiveness of LGBTQ experiences from a joyful perspective through fun writing prompts, time for discussion, and brief readings of prominent queer authors like Rita Mae Brown, David Sedaris, and Emily Austin. Come equipped with a non-comedic short story because our main assignment involves a total rewrite. We'll transform the most somber story into something light and cathartic, without sacrificing nuance.

This fiction seminar is open to LGBTQ+ fiction writers of all levels.

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!