Gay Men's Writing Workshop: A Literary Approach to Writing About Gay Life
WRITING X 461.3E
Explore gay men's experiences in a safe, encouraging workshop environment of peers as you craft compelling fiction and nonfiction.
What you can learn.
- Examine gay men’s lives in fiction and nonfiction
- Explore milestones unique to gay experiences
- Give and receive feedback in a safe, encouraging environment
- Read works by published writers and learn what makes their craft so compelling
About this course:
This course is designed for students who want to examine gay men’s lives in fiction and nonfiction. Discussions will include basic milestones that have defined much of gay life, such as coming out, sex, partnership, and the AIDS crisis. We will explore what messages writing about gay men’s lives brings to those outside our experience, as well as ways we can communicate across this divide. Students will read and discuss the best examples of gay fiction/nonfiction in order to integrate their qualities into our own work, striving to say something new and fresh in a very crowded and well-established field. By the end of the course, students will have written three works of fiction and nonfiction, and a substantial revision of one of those pieces.