Writing to Promote Marginalized Voices

Nonfiction Workshop

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–to study how professional writers empower those from marginalized communities by showcasing their stories in print and online. We’ll look at published pieces that focus on people of various races and ethnicities, those who identify as LGBTQA, people without permanent addresses or growing up in the foster care system, people with developmental and physical disabilities, and those with mental illnesses.
Wordcrafters Registration Thursdays: Feb 2, 9, 16, 23; Mar 2, 9, 16, 23
6:00-8:15 pm
Wordcrafters Workshop, 438 Charnelton, Suite 102, Eugene
Cost: $247About the Instructor

Melissa HartMelissa 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).