Women of Color Workshop


Explore writing in the genres of your choices in this workshop designed to address the concerns and experiences of women of color.


What you can learn.

  • Read and discuss classic texts crafted by women of color
  • Write and revise new pieces based on prompts and responses to readings
  • Explore different genres to discover where your voices is most powerful
  • Produce at least one completed work that can be shared with readers

About this course:

A workshop designed for women writers of color to explore different genres and outlets in a “write-what-I-want” experience. Students read texts produced by women writers of color including classics by writers such as Gloria Anzaldúa, Octavia Butler, Joy Harjo, and Arundhati Roy, as well as newer works. Integral to the workshop is creation of new writings through revision, peer feedback, and response to literary work that will serve as models. While exploring different genres—poetry, fiction, nonfiction, hybrid text, blogging—that delve into intergenerational trauma, displacement, migration histories, memories and more, students create and revise work in a format of their choice. The goal is to produce completed work that can be shared with the larger community.

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