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Our Own Reflections: Writing Complex Characters of Color

April 12, 2016 at 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

A major tension for writers of color is the idea of audience: are we writing for our communities or are we writing to explain our communities to others? Do we translate words that can best be expressed in another language or behaviors that are not “typical” of the American mainstream? How do we establish complex characters of color when too often the default is read as white? In this workshop, we will generate writing as well as learn from one another about the task of character development, how to use language as play, and what it means to take on the responsibilities of an author. Geared toward emerging writers of color, but open to all interested in learning more!

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Graciously sponsored by 4Culture; space donated by Hugo House.