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Ethnicity & Craft

All Levels | In this session, we will explore craft issues related to ethnicity. How much do writers—and should writers—think about ethnicity and culture in the writing process? How do these considerations influence the choices we make as we write? We will discuss specific on-the-page concerns: When do you italicize? How do you handle conversations in languages other than English? How much do you explain or introduce cultural elements? How does a writer negotiate people’s expectations that that writer is representing an entire culture on the page? This session will be part lecture and part discussion.

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Instructor: Jennifer De Leon

Class Type: 1 Session

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Term: Winter 2022

Start Date: 02/01/2022

Days of the Week: Tuesday

Time: 10:00 am – 1:00 pm PST

Minimum Class Size: 5

Maximum Class Size: 20

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Jennifer De Leon

Jennifer De Leon is the author of Don’t Ask Me Where I’m From (Atheneum/Simon & Schuster, 2020) and the editor of Wise Latinas (University of Nebraska Press). An Assistant Professor of Creative Writing at Framingham State University and a faculty member in the MFA in Creative Nonfiction program at Bay Path University, she has published prose in over a dozen literary journals and is a GrubStreet instructor and board member. Her essay collection, White Space: Essays on Culture, Race, & Writing, is the recipient of the Juniper Prize and will be published by UMass Press in Spring 2021.

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