Description of Class
This 4-week workshop taught by award-winning writer Hannah Gamble (YOUR INVITATION TO A MODEST BREAKFAST) focuses on resistance and protest writing, and is open to all writers.
Students will read and discuss relevant work for inspiration and guidance, including Dr. Martin Luther King’s “Letter from Birmingham Jail,” short personal essays from the #ShoutYourAbortion website, June Jordan’s “Poem About My Rights,” Nikki Giovanni’s poem “For Saundra,” and Carolyn Forche’s poem “The Colonel.”
You do not need to come to the first class with a firm idea of what you’d like to write about. The first class will be spent getting to know one another and doing some writing exercises, after which your instructor will lead a discussion that will help you decide upon, or refine, a topic to address in your writing over the next three weeks.
Each of the remaining three classes will be spent:
- Workshopping pieces submitted that day;
- Generating new work/ revising past work in class with guidance from the instructor; and
- Exploring or acquiring new perspectives through an examination of different short pieces provided by the instructor in class.
This course will include in-class writing and workshop assignments. No experience necessary—come armed with your pen!Top