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Queer Writing Essentials

April 8, 2023 @ 10:30 am - 1:30 pm

3-hour class via Zoom

Writing authentic work as a marginalized voice can come with some unique problems, especially if/when we engage with the mainstream publishing industry or its readers. This 3-hour class is designed to help queer writers navigate some of the less-discussed aspects of marginalized writing, including how to introduce your characters as queer, creating effective social justice themes within your storytelling, handling “relatability,” how to invite in outside readers without compromising your story’s authenticity, and navigating scenes of sex and/or physical intimacy. Peppered with writing exercises, this lecture-style class will engage with works from such authors as Gabby Rivera, Andrea Lawlor, Rajiv Mohabir, Kacen Callender, Akwaeke Emezi, Carmen Maria Machado, Jordy Rosenberg, Casey McQuiston, and more.

*While this class is designed with queer writers in mind, cisgender/heterosexual writers are welcome to attend and learn. However, please know we won’t be discussing introductory levels of queer representation or community, nor the do’s and don’ts of writing outside of one’s lane.

$75.00 GrubStreet Members | $85.00 Non-members
Scholarships are available for all GrubStreet classes.
Register here: https://grubstreet.org/findaclass/class/queer-writing-essentials/


April 8, 2023
10:30 am - 1:30 pm
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