Queering the Personal Essay [Edgar Gomez]

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Member Price: $355.50
General Price: $395.00

All Levels | Queer people rarely have the privilege of getting to tell our own stories, and when we do, we are often pressured to put the aesthetic preferences of straight readers first. Not here though. In this generative nonfiction workshop, students will be provided a safe space to dissect personal essays by queer writers such as T Kira Madden, Brontez Purnell, Janet Mock, David Sedaris, Ariel Levy, Rigoberto González, and Samantha Irby. Then, using the tools of memoir we’ll discuss along the way, you will have the opportunity to write your own personal essays and workshop them in a supportive environment.

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