6:30 p.m.–8:30 p.m.
Truth Telling and Hybrid Forms: A Class for Writers of Color and Indigenous Writers
In the first half of this class we will examine some of the barriers writers of color and indigenous writers face in writing the truth. Sometimes the opposition to truth telling can come from outside our communities, but it can also come from within our own communities--and of course from inside ourselves.
In the second half, we'll examine the use of hybrid forms, particularly experimental essays or poetic works. Writers of color and indigenous writers have used such forms to break through into new areas of exploration--or to tell the truth about who they are and what they know in ways that the more standard essay or lyrical poem could not.
We'll discuss writing by Kiese Laymon, Audre Lourde, Kimiko Hahn, Michelle Cliff, Leslie Marmon Silko, Claudia Rankine, and Gloria Anzuldua.
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.