Speaking Fiction to Power: Narrating Resistance
Genres: Fiction, Reading
What makes a more powerful story than real people’s struggles to change their world? In this class, we will analyze successful social justice stories and create narratives that bring our passions to life through complex characters and compelling conflicts. We will use prompts and games to generate ideas for character, plot, setting, and action out of movement work we have done or learned about. Students can expect to leave with the beginnings of a story to change the world.
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Kate Raphael is a Lambda-nominated novelist, journalist, anarchafeminist and queer activist based in Seattle. Her prescient novel, The Midwife’s In Town, imagining a feminist underground in the South after Roe v. Wade has been overturned, came out in February 2022. Her Palestine mystery novels, Murder Under the Bridge and Murder Under the Fig Tree, won the Independent Publishers Book Award (IPPY) and Foreword INDIEs Award. Kate received a 2011 Hedgebrook residency. She is a producer of KPFA radio Women’s Magazine, where one of her joys is interviewing authors. Kate has taught workshops in social justice fiction and writing for radio for seven years. She is pursuing an MFA in Writing at Goddard College. Connect with her at www.kateraphael.com or on Facebook and check out the Radical Fiction Facebook Group.
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