Writing to Promote Marginalized Voices

NEW! Half-Day 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–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.
Wordcrafters Registration Saturday, March 25
9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Wordcrafters Workshop, 438 Charnelton, Suite 102, Eugene
Cost: $79*

*Financial assistance available. Please see form at bottom of page.


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).






We want this workshop to be accessible for all writers, including those experiencing financial hardship or on a fixed income. Please fill in the info below and share a brief paragraph stating your need. A few examples of need might be: seniors, full-time students, unemployment or underemployment, or individuals facing family hardships.