ClassRace, History and Irreconcilable Conflicts: A Class for Writers of Color and Indigenous Writers
In the first half of this class, we will explore how historical circumstances have shaped the ways people of color and indigenous peoples have experienced and processed the concept of race and how the relationship between history and race influences how we depict setting, character and psychology. In the second half, we will examine how irreconcilable conflicts function in fiction, memoir & poetry. Authors we will read and discuss include Toni Morrison, August Wilson, Louise Erdrich, Junot Diaz, and Gish Jen.
This class is part of a series of classes that cover the issues and traditions of writers of color and indigenous writers, and is intended for writers of color and indigenous writers. Participants are welcome to register for one, several, or all of the sessions.
The class is offered on a pay what you can basis with the suggested fee of $15 ($13.50 for Loft members, or $0 for students who are unable to pay) available online. No student will be turned away for not paying. You can register online or in person at each class, where there will also be an opportunity to pay whatever amount is appropriate for you.