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March 2021

Sunday

Mar 14

For Bipoc Writers Winter 2021 Writing Classes

March BIPOC writer workshop

Sun, March 14 from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm PDT

One-day Workshop: Open to writers of color at all levels writing in poetry, fiction, or nonfiction. A variety of prompts will be presented as avenues for generating and sharing new work in an informal setting. You can also bring your own prompts and questions about the writing process, and explore them with the group.

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April 2021

Sunday

Apr 11

For Bipoc Writers SPRING 2021 Writing Classes

Contents Under Pressure: Using Constraints to Stretch Your Creativity

Sun, April 11 from 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm PDT

for BIPOC writers only Putting constraints on our writing can feel like a challenge, but sometimes a little pressure is what’s needed to push our writing in a new direction or to find language for what seems unsayable. We’ll draw on Oulipian constraints like the lipogram and the Beatiful Outlaw, as well as visual constraints such as erasures and collage, to radically depart from our typical writing habits. We’ll also invent our own extreme constraints to discover what happens when…

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Sunday

Apr 18

For Bipoc Writers SPRING 2021 Writing Classes

April BIPOC writer workshop

Sun, April 18 from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm PDT

One-day Workshop: Open to writers of color at all levels writing in poetry, fiction, or nonfiction. A variety of prompts will be presented as avenues for generating and sharing new work in an informal setting. You can also bring your own prompts and questions about the writing process, and explore them with the group.

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May 2021

Sunday

May 2

For Bipoc Writers SPRING 2021 Writing Classes

Looking Back to Look Forward: A Daily Writing Practice

Sun, May 2 from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm PDT

This class will help you adopt crucial creative habits using your memory of the past to build a practice for the future. Using a series of daily in-class and at-home prompts that focus on ideas of home, trek childhood, and position memory as present, you will generate new work and use research-based ways to bring a sustainable practice into your life.

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Monday

May 17

For Bipoc Writers SPRING 2021 Writing Classes

Talking Back: Writing in Conversation with Other Texts

Mon, May 17 from 4:30 pm PDT

for BIPOC writers only We all know that words carry weight, but some words—especially those bound up with the cultural power of political speeches, sacred texts, and canonical literature—can seem overwhelming in their authority. We’ll choose texts that have influenced us—for better or for worse—and use a variety of techniques to respond to them, play with them, challenge them, and upend them. Access Program We want our writing classes to be accessible to everyone, regardless of income and background. We…

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