Classes

Fiction, Nonfiction, The Writing Life

  • Term: Fall 2022
  • Start Date: December 10, 2022
  • End Date: December 10, 2022
  • Day of Week: Saturday
  • Time: 10:00am - 1:00pm
  • 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 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.

Registration dates:

August 22: Scholarship Donation Day (Learn more.)

August 23: Member registration opens

August 30: General registration opens

Michele L. Simms-Burton

Michele L. Simms-Burton

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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.