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

GRUB INSTRUCTORS ONLY: Transgender Inclusion in the Writing Workshop

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  • $0.00 Non-Member
  • $0.00 Member

Class Description

With transgender visibility on the rise, transgender stories are appearing in fiction at a significant rate, demanding workshops to grow their awareness of how to best critique such stories and ensure transgender students feel included in the classroom at large. By providing a helpful environment for transgender writers and their stories, instructors can play an important role in bolstering transgender visibility in the written arts.

In this session, we'll go over common terms and concepts of transgender culture, how to prep your syllabus and classroom for trans inclusion, how to handle issues specific to the trans workshop, and become familiar with issues that may arise from (and how to handle workshopping of) transgender stories written by cisgender students. Time permitting, there will also be opportunity to ask any curiosity questions you may have about transgender culture and its people. Don't be shy! This session is designed to encourage cis instructors to do their best and help them better connect with themselves and the transgender world around them.

NOTE: This seminar is ONLY for Grub instructors.

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. 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!

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!