8-Week: Writing and Feminism

$325.00 Members
$355.00 Non-members

In this eight-week course, students will workshop personal essays and short stories that explore feminist concerns in today’s world. We will read visionary feminist writers to spark our own ideas and to gain insight into the complex dynamics that inform intersectionality, solidarity, and community. Through generative in-class exercises, students will begin drafting pieces that address themes pertinent to our current moment. While offering feedback to peers, our workshop will celebrate difference as “that raw and powerful connection from which our personal power is forged” (Audre Lorde) with the understanding that “solidarity requires sustained, ongoing commitment” (bell hooks). Throughout the course, we will reflect on how feminism can inform our own writing processes, the support we provide to peers, and our engagement with the greater community. 

Required Text*:

Her Body and Other Parties, by Carmen Maria Machado

*Copies of this book 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 book isshelved.

Instructor: Liz Breazeale Learn More

Schedule

Mar 19, 2020 6:30pm - 8:30pmMar 26, 2020 6:30pm - 8:30pmApr 02, 2020 6:30pm - 8:30pmApr 09, 2020 6:30pm - 8:30pmApr 16, 2020 6:30pm - 8:30pmApr 23, 2020 6:30pm - 8:30pmApr 30, 2020 6:30pm - 8:30pmMay 07, 2020 6:30pm - 8:30pm