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Writing the Political Memoir/Essay

How did you become politicized? Where are your politics (emphasis on the lowercase “p”) located historically, culturally, personally? How can this be transmitted in ways that engage, surprise, and transform readers? We’ll read excerpts from writers who in some way engage their politics in their creative work. We’ll jump into writing an essay or memoir chapter that takes into account the self before, during, and after a politicizing experience as a way to deepen the story.
Co-presented with LitCrawl Seattle.

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Instructor: Wendy C. Ortiz

Class Type: 1 Session

Start Date: 10/21/2015

Days of the Week: Wednesday

Time: 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM PDT

Minimum Class Size: 5

Maximum Class Size: 15

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Wendy C. Ortiz

Wendy C. Ortiz is the author of Excavation: A Memoir, Hollywood Notebook, and the dreamoir Bruja. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, Hazlitt, and Vol. 1 Brooklyn, among other places. She lives in Los Angeles.

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