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Shapeshifting: Writing the Mixed-Race Experience for Teens

As multiracial people, it can feel hard to know where we belong. In conversations around race our perspectives are often overlooked and/or we may feel pressure to simplify our experiences. Even in our own families, we often experience race differently than our siblings or parents. This workshop will hold space for mixed-race teens to unpack their evolving, multi-layered identities. We will read short writing excerpts that explore race/identity, and free-write from prompts that explore our families, messages we’ve learned about race, non-binary thinking, and feelings of belonging/not belonging across multiple communities. Students will be invited but not required to share from their writing in a safe, non-judgmental environment.

This workshop will take place online using Zoom. A Zoom link for this workshop will be sent the week before it starts.

Scholarships are available by application. Questions? Please email youth@hugohouse.org.

*Note – all Hugo House workshops are in Pacific Standard Time

Instructor: Anne Liu Kellor

Grade: 9-12

Location: Online

Duration: 1 session

Start Date: 01/16/2022

Days of the Week: Sunday

Time: 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm PST

Maximum Class Size: 15

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Anne Liu Kellor

Anne Liu Kellor is a mixed-race Chinese American writer, editor, coach, and teacher based in Seattle. Her essays have appeared in YES! Magazine, Longreads, The Seventh Wave, Witness, New England Review, Fourth Genre, Entropy, The Normal School, Los Angeles Review, Literary Mama, and many more. Anne is the recipient of fellowships from Hedgebrook, The Seventh Wave, Jack Straw Writers Program, 4Culture, and Hypatia-in-the-Woods. She loves to support writers in finding their voice and community. Her memoir, Heart Radical: A Search for Language, Love, and Belonging was released in 2021 and praised by Cheryl Strayed as “insightful, riveting, and beautifully written.” Learn more at www.anneliukellor.com

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