Racial Realities: Writing about Race in the First Person

From Crossing Borders, Bridging Generations:

Join writer & oral historian, Svetlana Kitto, for a literature and writing workshop focusing on fiction, memoir, oral history, and essay forms that reflect experiences of race and identity. You’ll read first-person narratives from a variety of historical periods and cultural perspectives, and use them as a model to write and discuss your own complex points-of-view at this historical moment. Readings will include Sherman Alexie, Teju Cole, Walter Benjamin, Moshin Hamid, Dave Eggers, Zadie Smith, Junot Diaz, Jean Rhys, and Cherrie Moraga, among others. Active participation is key and will require completion of critical and creative writing assignments.

 Racial Realities consists of 8 Saturday workshop sessions, March 16-May 4, 2013 from 11:00-12:00pm.  Each workshop is limited to 12 participants. The cost of registration is on a sliding scale.  The recommended fee is $100-$300 but no one will be excluded due to lack of funds.  For more information or to register visit http://cbbg.brooklynhistory.org