8-Week: Breaking Silences—Fiction and Nonfiction Workshop

$325.00 Members
$355.00 Non-members

According to Audre Lorde, “it is necessary to teach by living and speaking those truths which we believe and know beyond understanding. Because in this way alone we can survive, by taking part in a process of life that is creative and continuing, that is growth.” In this course, we will explore the process of writing prose that breaks silences, using Lorde’s thinking as a springboard for discussion. Class time will focus on workshop of student writing and generative exercises. We'll delve into works by contemporary authors, such as Jesmyn Ward and Jenny Zhang, who use prose to address issues marginalized in public discourse and explore why we write and how our creative endeavors foster personal growth. How can we form creative writing communities that support the growth of all artists? How do our responsibilities as writers extend beyond our time at the desk? We'll address all of these issues with honesty, fairness, and a good sense of humor. Open to all levels. 

Please note: this class will skip the week of March 27 and will continue until May 15.

Required Texts:*

Sign, Unburied, Sing, by Jesmyn Ward
Sour Heart, by Jenny Zhang

*Copies of these books are available to Lighthouse students at a 10% discount at the Tattered Cover on Colfax. Simply tell a Tattered Cover employee you are enrolled in a course at Lighthouse and they will direct you to where the books are shelved. 

Instructor: Natalie Rogers Learn More


Mar 20, 2019 6:30pm - 8:30pmMar 27, 2019 6:30pm - 8:30pmApr 03, 2019 6:30pm - 8:30pmApr 10, 2019 6:30pm - 8:30pmApr 17, 2019 6:30pm - 8:30pmApr 24, 2019 6:30pm - 8:30pmMay 01, 2019 6:30pm - 8:30pmMay 08, 2019 6:30pm - 8:30pmMay 15, 2019 6:30pm - 8:30pm