Witness, Express, and Represent: A Prose Workshop

Witness, Express, and Represent: A Prose Workshop

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Sarah Schulman
Week 7 SOCIAL JUSTICE WEEK: July 22 to July 27
ORIENTATION: July 22, 6:00-7:30 PM
WORKSHOP: July 23-27, 9am-Noon
Discipline: Multi-Genre
Open to All

On-site Housing Not Available
Workshop Description 

This workshop is part of Social Justice Week.

A workshop for prose writers of every level: from true beginner to the multiply published, working on witnessing our extraordinary time, expressing the experience of living now in the context of others, and representing these experiences through the eyes of people who are often ignored or distorted in mainstream media. All are welcome, but especially people looking to write prose that transcends racial and cultural clichés, that looks complexly at queer and trans experiences with nuance, and that addresses the current and ongoing expressions of people with HIV, and children and survivors of the epidemic.


Sarah Schulman is a novelist, nonfiction writer, playwright, screenwriter, journalist, and AIDS historian. In September 2018 she will publish her 19th book, Maggie Terry. She is currently collaborating with the great Marianne Faithfull on a stage play, "The Snow Queen," encompassing 24 of Marianne's classic songs. A participant citizen, Schulman is a fierce believer in the power of collective social movements to make more room for the individual and our iconoclastic realities.