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Writing Outside of Your Lane
December 19, 2020 @ 10:30 am - 1:30 pm
3-hour class via Zoom
Over the past several years, the publishing world (and its readers) have thankfully demanded more diversity within stories. But as welcoming as this change is, it can leave many non-marginalized writers with anxiety. How are you supposed to go about it? What if you mess up? Are you allowed to write about marginalized people at all? This 3-hour course provides mainstream writers with the basics of how to write a marginalized character with which they don’t have a lived experience, breaking the process down into the bare bones of Self-Reflection, Research, Craft, Editing, and How to Handle Backlash. With pragmatic and clear-cut information—as well as the wisdom from such writers as Alexander Chee, Peter Ho Davies, and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie—writers will leave this course with significantly more insight, awareness, and confidence to produce the most accurate and empathetic work they can.
$65.00 GrubStreet Members | $75.00 Non-members
Scholarships are available for all GrubStreet classes.
Register here: www.grubstreet.org/findaclass/class/writing-outside-of-your-lane-remote