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Saturday, May 20 • 11:00am - 2:00pm
FUTURE FAX: Writing for Diversity FULL

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Can writers write without stereotyping? Can writers write without remixing or erasing cultural markers? Can writers tell modern stories that speak to modern racism, sexism and homophobia, to an audience that needs to hear and understand these institutions? Can writers imagine fully realized, emotional characters of color, queer characters, women characters, removing their creations from monolithic archetypes and harmful caricatures? YES! And with this workshop, we will prove how.

This class is an intensive, three-hour session designed to guide the writer into a new epoch their writing, helping them forge uncharted worlds. 
- Intensive excercises in style and theme 
- Discussion on appropriation in writing 
- Lessons on centering traditionally marginalized characters against hegemony/monolith 
- Analysis of the harms of tropes and typecasting and depth of character 
- And, a whole lot more! 

** If you successfully register for this workshop, it will be confirmed in your personalized schedule. Please plan to arrive at the venue at least 15 minutes prior to the beginning of the session. Those not in attendance 5 minutes before the session begins will forfeit their spot to those in line. 
** If you were unable to successfully register for this workshop but were added to the waitlist and want to attend, it may still be possible if a space becomes available on the day of the session. Please plan to arrive at the venue at least 15 minutes prior to the beginning of the session and wait in the standby line. Open spots will be filled on a first come, first serve basis to those in line. 
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Saturday May 20, 2017 11:00am - 2:00pm EDT
Art Institute Room 219