Writing to Promote Marginalized Voices
In this polarizing political climate, there’s plenty a writer can do to ensure that underrepresented people and groups get their voices out into the world. This workshop will walk you through three genres–literary essay, profile, and social commentary–and look at how professional writers empower those from marginalized communities by showcasing their stories in print. We’ll look at published pieces that focus on people of various races and ethnicities, those who identify as LGBTQA, people without permanent addresses, those growing up in the foster care system, people with developmental and physical disabilities, and those with mental illnesses.
Melissa Hart is contributing editor at The Writer Magazine. Her essays, profiles, and commentaries have appeared in The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, The Boston Globe, The Advocate, High Country News, The Oregonian, Oregon Quarterly, and numerous other publications. She’s a co-founder and editor at Creator & Collector Services (www.creatorcollector.com).
438 Charnelton, Suite 102
Eugene, OR 97401
|Half-Day Workshop||$ 79.00|
|$15 Donation||$ 15.00|
|$25 Donation||$ 25.00|
|$50 Donation||$ 50.00|