Fiction & Nonfiction Workshop

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Sarah Schulman
Week 6: July 12 to July 17
ORIENTATION: July 12, 6:00-7:30 PM
WORKSHOP: July 13-17, 9am-12pm
Discipline: Multi-Genre
Open to All

On-site Housing Not Available
Workshop Description 

This workshop is part of SOCIAL JUSTICE WEEK


A craft-based workshop for fiction and non-fiction writers on ALL levels: 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 truly 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.


Note: Sarah has requested that students who have taken her workshop within the past five years (2015-2019) refrain from registering so that new students may have the opportunity to work with her. Thank you.



Sarah Schulman is a novelist, playwright, nonfiction writer, screenwriter, and AIDS historian.  Her 19 books include the novels The Cosmopolitans and Maggie Terry, and the non-fiction works Conflict Is Not Abuse and The Gentrification of the Mind.  Forthcoming in 2021, Let the Record Show: A Political History of ACT UP, NY from FSG.  Sarah's play The Lady Hamlet is playing at The Provincetown Theater June 26-July 23, 2019. Her collaboration with Marianne Faithful will premiere in Manchester, UK in 2022.