ClassWriting Middle Grade and YA: A Class for Writers of Color and Indigenous Writers
Youth today have access to so much information via the internet that even if they are not exposed to hard things in their personal life they are finding it on social media. And youth of color are savvy enough to know when they are being talked down to. This class will focus on truth-telling and use of humor and emotionality to pull in the young reader without sugarcoating the hard facts of life. We will write and share writing in class, working on manuscripts in process or creating new work.
Wednesday, July 8th's, class is from 6:30–8:30 p.m., and Saturday, July 18th's, class is from 1–4 p.m.
The second half of Saturday's class (2:30–4 p.m.) will be spent workshopping. Students may share up to three pages they would like workshopped.
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 $30 ($27 for Loft members). Students may select the "pay what you can" option and enter any amount, including $0. No student will be turned away for not paying.