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Writing Diverse Characters

All Levels | What does it take to develop round and dynamic characters? Our discussion will focus on identity markers and how they influence the arts of fiction, inclusive of setting, plot, and conflict. In addition, this workshop will explore how racial identity is introduced, develops, and evolves in fiction. The ways we construct racialized identity influence the way we write characters and imagine worlds. These constructions of character will be discussed in isolation and in the intersections of other identities related to gender, economic class, and sexuality.

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Instructor: DaMaris B. Hill

Class Type: 1 Session

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Start Date: 01/31/2021

Days of the Week: Sunday

Time: 1:10 pm – 4:10 pm PST

Minimum Class Size: 15

Maximum Class Size: 20

$135.00 Member Price:
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$150.00 General Price:

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DaMaris B. Hill

DaMaris B. Hill, Ph.D, is the author of A Bound Woman Is a Dangerous Thing (Bloomsbury, 2019), a searing and powerful narrative-in-verse that bears witness to American women of color burdened by incarceration. It was an Amazon #1 Best Seller in African American Poetry, and a Publishers
Weekly Top 10 History Title for the season. A scholar as well as writer, her other books are The Fluid Boundaries of Suffrage and Jim
Crow: Staking Claims in the American Heartland (Rowman & Littlefield, 2016), and the chapbook, \Vi-zə-bəl\ \Teks-chərs\(Visible Textures),
(Mammoth Publications, 2015). Her work has appeared in African American Review, ESPNw, Sou’Wester, Sleet Magazine, American Studies Journal,
Meridians, Shadowbox, Tidal Basin Review, Reverie, Tongues of the Ocean, Women in Judaism and numerous anthologies.

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