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Writing and Activism

In this workshop, each writer identifies and develops a few stories the world needs to hear. Together we experiment with different genres, from poems and personal essays to pamphlets and manifestos; consider a range of intercon- necting issues, including climate change, xenophobia, and inequality; and brainstorm ways to share our ideas and stories with audiences within and beyond our New School and social media communities.

  • Programs: Online Learning
  • Format: Online
  • Section: A
  • Course Number: CRN 4099 - NWRW 0415 A
  • Freedman, Lisa
Aug 26 - Dec 15
Fall 2019
CRN 4099
What you will learn
  • Methods for approaching difficult and controversial material that fully honor the writer’s intentions
  • Techniques for clarifying and strengthening your poetry and/or prose
  • Possible outlets for activist work and productive ways of connecting with others who are interested in working for change
  • You will be a part of a collaborative and creative community of activist writers
  • You will discover new possibilities as both a writer and an activist
  • You will develop your own unique voice in your writing
  • You will receive feedback on all submitted work
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