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This Election Is Driving Me Crazy: How to Write About the State of Our State

All Levels | In this fast-paced generative workshop, we’ll discuss the potential and perils of writing about politics, particularly in this supercharged moment. We’ll look at the work of folks such as Ida B. Wells, George Orwell, James Baldwin, and others, to provide models of how to write about the intersection of the personal and political. And we’ll do an in-class writing exercise sure to enthrall and infuriate. Come ready to rumble — and reflect!

Due to COVID-19, all classes will take place online until further notice. If there's a possibility that your class might take place in person, you will be notified in advance. Even if classes can be held in person, there will always be a hybrid option to participate via Zoom.

Classes with "Zoom" in the title will be held via Zoom even after our doors open. Classes listed as "Online" will be held on Wet Ink, our platform for asynchronous learning.

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Instructor: Steve Almond

Class Type: 1 Session

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Term: Fall 2020

Start Date: 09/26/2020

Days of the Week: Saturday

Time: 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Minimum Class Size: 5

Maximum Class Size: 20

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Steve Almond

Steve Almond is the author of ten books of fiction and non-fiction, including the New York Times bestsellers Candyfreak and Against Football. His forthcoming book is William Stoner and the Battle for the Inner Life. Steve's short stories have appeared in the Best American Short Stories and Pushcart Prize anthologies. His essays have appeared in the New York Times Magazine and elsewhere. For many years, he hosted the Dear Sugars podcast with Cheryl Strayed.

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