Seeing Beyond Stereotypes
In crafting literary works that involve characters from diverse communities, the writer must work to avoid the pitfalls of stereotypes. One way to do this is to practice seeing diverse people in their full humanity. In this course, we will examine examples of writing that successfully present unique, fully drawn, non-stereotypical characters. We'll also look at portraiture of diverse people and, through discussion and writing, we'll put into practice what we've learned to write beyond stereotypes.
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Michele L. 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.