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Writing the Girl Child in Fiction and Poetry

What has been the role of the girl in contemporary literature? Do girls have subjectivity? Authority? Adventure? We will engage with the contemporary canon of girlhood and female coming-of-age, learning from it as well as pushing against it. We will be aware that we are writing outside of our current experience; be we men or women, we are not girls. We will use our imaginations as we practice the key craft elements of voice, narration, plot, and theme. Come with your story, poem, or idea—or with just pen and paper. We will write and revise. We will create characters who engage and defy.

Due to COVID-19, all classes will take place online-either through Zoom or through Wet Ink, our asynchronous learning platform-through Spring quarter 2021.

All times are listed in Pacific Time.

Instructor: Tiphanie Yanique

Class Type: 1 Session

Start Date: 03/14/2015

Days of the Week: Saturday

Time: 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM PDT

Minimum Class Size: 5

Maximum Class Size: 15

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Tiphanie Yanique

Tiphanie Yanique is the author of the short story collection How to Escape from a Leper Colony, published by Graywolf Press in 2010 and the novel Land of Love and Drowning, published by Riverhead/Penguin. BookPage listed her as one of the 14 Women to watch out for in 2014.

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