Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Memoir, Novel, Short Story, Essay

  • Term: Spring 2023
  • Start Date: May 31, 2023
  • End Date: May 31, 2023
  • Day of Week: Wednesday
  • Time: 5:00pm - 8:00pm PT
  • Level: Open to all levels
  • Audience: Adult
  • Location: Online
  • Availability: Yes
  • Public Price: $90.00
  • Member Price: $81.00

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Seeing Beyond Stereotypes

In crafting literary works that delve into characters from diverse communities, the writer has an obligation to their readers to avoid the pitfalls of stereotypes. One way to avoid stereotypes is to learn to see people in their full humanity. In this course, we will examine portraiture of diverse people. We will use writing prompts to engage with the images in our attempt to write beyond stereotypes.

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Registration dates:

March 13: Scholarship Donation Day (Learn more.)

March 14: Member registration opens

March 21: General registration opens

Michele Simms-Burton

Michele Simms-Burton


Michele L. Simms-Burton is a writer and a retired university professor living in metro DC. Her recent writings appear in DownBeat, DCMTA, Auburn Avenue, and the Crisis Magazine.