Back to top

Authentic Inclusivity: Writing the Other: (ZOOM)

Mon, Mar 14 2022
6:30pm - 8:00pm Central
Virtual Branch
Age Group
For adults

 

Presenter
The Story Center
Story Center Event
Virtual Event

 

Good writing draws us into the experiences of another. But what if the writing jolts the reader out of the narrative, making him or her feel othered instead? Mary Silwance, a poetry co-editor for Kansas City Voices and a member of the Kansas City Writers Group, will teach through examples. We will examine blind spots that alienate readers—with stereotypes and irrelevant references to ethnicity. We will then explore techniques to create, instead, authentic inclusivity in fiction and nonfiction writing, thereby drawing and maintaining a wider audience. Participants are welcome to bring their own writing to be workshopped accordingly. This class is part of the Written Storytelling Certification Program from Mid-Continent Public Library and Metropolitan Community College. It counts as a Writing Elective. Program registration will close 30 minutes prior to the start of the program. Participants will be emailed a Zoom access code 30 minutes before the start of the program, so please include your email in the registration. Please note: You must sign into the room prior to the start of the program. Admittance to the classroom will close five minutes after the program's start time. Space is limited.

 

View All Times

Register Now

Resources You May Also Like

Professional Development Collection

Find full-text resources for educators and librarians.
More Info

Pressbooks

Use this tool to format your book for publication.
More Info

Popular Periodicals

View popular, widely-read magazines in many topics.
More Info

Events You May Also Like

Story Swap (ZOOM)

Thu, Jun 16 2022
6:30pm - 8:00pm Central
Story Center Event
Virtual Event
An open-mic storytelling event that's open to anyone! Put your name in the hat for a chance to share a seven-minute story, or just come to enjoy the show.

Blogs You May Also Like

Story Camp for Teens: Q&A with Parker Peevyhouse
Read More

Story Camp for Teens: Q&A with Parker Peevyhouse

From Monday, July 26, through Wednesday, July 28,
Join Us for the Storytelling Certificate Celebration
Read More

Join Us for the Storytelling Certificate Celebration

Sharing a story with others is an integral part of storytelling, and yet it takes great bravery to stand
Nothing to Write Home About
Read More

Nothing to Write Home About

I have always thought about writing my personal history, but my life seemed like nothing to write home about.
National Novel Writing Month
Read More

National Novel Writing Month

Mid-Continent Public Library has participated in National Novel Writing Month (

Was this page helpful? Yes No