LGBTQ Writing Workshop
WRITING X 464.2E
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Explore themes, ideas, and experiences drawn from LGBTQ lives in this workshop designed for writers from LGBTQ+ communities
What you can learn.
- Explore and discuss works by LGBTQ writers
- Identify craft and creative techniques that can be employed in your own writing
- Discuss concepts central to your lived experience and exchange ideas with other community members
- Workshop your in-progress pieces to receive feedback toward revision
About this course:
This course is designed for students who want to examine LGBTQ fiction, nonfiction, film, and television. Students use examples of LGBTQ works to see what craft and creative techniques that they want to include in their writing. Discussions also include key moments in LGBTQ history such as Stonewall, the AIDS crisis, and queer art movement, and are grounded in the queer concepts of family, time, and love. Together, we explore the joy, difficulties, and anxieties about writing and sharing our personal experiences with our LGBTQ identities, intimacies, and histories. By the end of the course, students workshop one piece of fiction or nonfiction twice, have a collection of prompts for continued writing, and move forward with a list of recommended LGBTQ works to read after class is over.