What's At Stake? Finding Connections in Personal Experience and Political Structures
Often, in writing, the personal is political through scope, substance, and voice. The juxtaposition of larger themes within a more personal focus can be expansive or subtle, handled through introspection and/or an examination of external authority. This workshop will take a look at different genres of writing that speak to the individual as well as larger society and how writers can implement these methods in their own work. There will also be some on-site writing.
Jennifer Baker is a publishing professional, creator/host of the Minorities in Publishing podcast, and contributing editor to Electric Literature. In 2017, she received a NYSCA/NYFA Fellowship & a Queens Council on the Arts New Work Grant for Nonfiction Literature. Her essay "What We Aren't (or the Ongoing Divide)" was listed as a Notable Essay in The Best American Essays 2018. Jennifer is also the editor of the all PoC-short story anthology Everyday People: The Color of Life (Atria Books, 2018). Her writing has appeared in Forbes.com, LitHub, Poets & Writers, Newtown Literary, and Bustle among other print & online publications.
Wednesday, June 12, 2019 | 7-9pm | NY Writers Coalition, 4th Floor | 80 Hanson Pl, Brooklyn, NY 11217