Imagining the Other: Writing and Reading Inclusively [Nalini Iyer]
All Levels | How do we read and write about those peoples and cultures different from our own? What does it take to read and write intersectionally? How do we reach a diverse audience? Recognize the pitfalls of cultural appropriation, exoticism, and tokenism that unwittingly lead even the most well-intentioned writer into difficulties. Read and discuss examples from Junot Díaz, Toni Morrison, Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni, and others. There will also be opportunities to workshop your own writing.