Writing the Political Memoir/Essay [Wendy Ortiz]
How did you become politicized? Where are your politics (emphasis on the lowercase “p”) located historically, culturally, personally? How can this be transmitted in ways that engage, surprise, and transform readers? We’ll read excerpts from writers who in some way engage their politics in their creative work. We’ll jump into writing an essay or memoir chapter that takes into account the self before, during, and after a politicizing experience as a way to deepen the story.
Co-presented with LitCrawl Seattle.