Witness, Express & Represent: A Prose Workshop

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Sarah Schulman
Week 6: July 14 to July 19
ORIENTATION: July 14, 6:00-7:30 PM
WORKSHOP: July 15-19, 9am-12pm
Discipline: Fiction, Nonfiction/Memoir
Open to All

On-site Housing Not Available
Workshop Description 

This workshop is part of our Social Justice Week.


This is 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 (2014-2018) refrain from registering so that new students may have the opportunity to work with her. Thank you.  


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.)