Authoring Change: Writing Socially Engaged Nonfiction [Wendy Call]
How can you bring together your literary sensibility and your social conscience? We will explore what it means to write socially engaged nonfiction. Each session will help you generate (and revise) essay, memoir, or commentary inspired by social and political issues. We’ll read stellar examples of social-change literature by Atwood, Baldwin, Cisneros, MLK, Levertov, Neruda, Orwell, and Tolstoy. We’ll discuss the readings (15-20 pages weekly), complete writing exercises, and review out-of-class writing assignments in small groups.
*Skip date on Wednesday, May 7th. Class will now end on Wednesday, June 11th.