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Writing for Social Change

All Levels | Whether writing essays, short stories, or novels, writing effectively is as much craft as art. Unlike speech, where you can use facial expression or vocal inflection to clarify the passion and meaning of your words, writing requires skill to convey feeling and context. Explore what makes an article compelling and how you can harness those elements to write effectively. In the first session we’ll identify elements of effective social justice writing and write our own short pieces. In the second week we’ll strengthen what you’ve written.

Beginning Fall 2021, we will be adding select in-person classes back to our course catalog. The majority of our classes will still be offered via Zoom.

If a class says IN-PERSON in its title, it will take place in person at our permanent home in Seattle.

If a class says ASYNCHRONOUS in its title, it will take place on Wet Ink, our asynchronous learning platform.

If a class does not have a marker after its title, it will take place via Zoom.

Instructor: Lola E. Peters

Class Type: 2 Sessions


Start Date: 05/11/2021

End Date: 05/18/2021

Days of the Week: Tuesday

Time: 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm PDT

Minimum Class Size: 5

Maximum Class Size: 15

$108.00 Member Price:
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$120.00 General Price:

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Lola E. Peters

Lola E. Peters serves as Editor-at-Large for the and as a freelance Op-ed columnist for She lives in West Seattle where she writes essays, poems, and short stories that reflect her commitment to justice. She has published two collections of poems, Taboos and The Book of David: Coming of Age Tale, as well as her first book of essays, The Truth About White People. Peters is semi-retired from a 40-year career, teaching subjects ranging from introduction to speech and writing, basic computer skills, and community organizing. She has been a proud member of Seattle’s African American Writers’ Alliance since 2007.

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