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Writing Our Politics

You have something to say! You’ve said it in an argument essay in school or you’ve said it to your parents, aunts, uncles, siblings in heated discussions, but maybe it hasn’t found its way home yet; your heart hasn’t found the language for your argument. In this class we approach the issue you are thinking about from several directions––a poem, a fictional piece, a creative essay, a rant, a song––with the hope of finding how this thing needs to be expressed.

Instructor: Meredith Arena

Grade: 10-12

Location: Online

Duration: 2 sessions

Start Date: 11/23/2020

End Date: 11/30/2020

Days of the Week: Monday

Time: 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm PST

Maximum Class Size: 15

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Meredith Arena

Meredith Arena is a queer writer and interdisciplinary teaching artist from New York City with 18 years of teaching experience with youth ages 5-15, both in afterschool and school-day arts integration. She likes to challenge authority, play theater games, garden, draw and wander. Her work can be found in various journals including Longleaf Review, Entropy, Lunch Ticket and Peatsmoke. She holds an MFA in creative writing and a Certificate in the Teaching of Creative Writing from Antioch University Los Angeles.

She hopes her students tune into their inherent creativity so they can access it when they most need it.

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