Witness, Express, and Represent: A Prose Workshop

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Sarah Schulman
Week 7: 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

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 and AIDS historian. Her novels range in genre from historical, literary, experimental to futuristic and even detective pulp literatures. Her nonfiction covers such topics as AIDS, Theater Gentrification, Palestine, Conflict, Resistance History Familial Homophobia, and Grassroots Journalism. Current Project: Let the Record Show: A Political History of ACT UP and The Snow Queen (a stage collaboration with Marianne Faithfull.)