ClassWrite Where You Are: Writing Personally Voiced Nonfiction
Our experiences change the way we see and understand the world, yet established literary conventions have enshrined certain viewpoints (usually white male) as universal and ideal, labeling everything else as genre or niche. Instead of shunning what makes us unique, and what makes our experiences differ from a false neutral, how can we embrace subjectivity in our writing?
We'll study readings drawn from a diverse array of writers, who may include Maggie Nelson, Claudia Rankine, Eula Biss, Kiese Laymon, Roxane Gay, Patricia Hampl and others; and we'll write both in and outside of class to explore the subversive possibilities of the subjective, first-person voice to illuminate stories often pushed to the margins, challenging the idea of universality in identity.
$5 copy fee payable to the teaching artist. No class March 4.