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Fall 2020 Online: Borders and Beginnings: Creation and Revision

October 21 - November 11, 2020
Wednesdays, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. (4 class meetings)

This class will focus on what makes a beginning a kind of border, and how a border can build an urgent and intimate relationship with the reader. Our generative workshop will engage with writing and writing exercises built by queer and trans writers of color. We will consider what makes our examples of great and special beginnings memorable, necessary, and unique, and then critically workshop your own first words, sentences, and paragraphs to carve out new beginnings. Eventually, this work will lead us to cross borders of style, genre, and place.

You will leave this class with:

New prompts, ideas, and readings

Feedback on your writing (whether new or brought)

Goals for your beginnings

Access Program
We want our writing classes to be accessible to everyone, regardless of income and background. We understand that our tuition structure can present obstacles for some people. Our Access Program offers writing class registrations at a reduced rate. The access program for writing classes covers 60% of the class tuition. Most writing classses have at least one access spot available. Contact Susan Moore at susan@literary-arts.org if you would like to take a writing class at the Access Rate.

Cindy Juyoung Ok

Cindy Juyoung Ok is a writer and educator from California. Her recent work is published or forthcoming in journals like the Michigan Quarterly Review, the Bennington Review, and Fugue, and has been awarded the James Merrill Poetry Fellowship from the Vermont Studio Center, the Truman Capote Fellowship from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, and scholarships or grants from the Los Angeles County Museum of Arts, the Bread Loaf Translators’ Conference, and the Banff Centre.
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