My Upcoming Story Circle Network Class: “Exploring Prejudice With the Help of Five Acclaimed Black Women Writers”

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I will be teaching an online class on prejudice starting Monday (tomorrow) for Story Circle Network, a women’s writing organization that encourages all women to tell their stories. We’ll look at the writings of Zora Neale Hurston, Toni Cade Bombara, Toni Morrison, Maya Angelou, and Roxane Gay and explore our thoughts. feelings, and experiences related to prejudice.  I will guide you along the way with the help of these five superlative Black women authors, whose stories and short essays we’ll use for our edification and inspiration. You will also have the opportunity to write on this topic in whatever form feels appropriate: poetry, short story, memoir, or personal essay.

If you’re a woman and are looking for a way to more deeply understand the experience of prejudice related to yourself and/or others, then please consider joining me. These are small online classes so it will also be a chance to get to know other women who are moved to delve into this topic. In these times, when we’ve been challenged to look deeper at prejudice on both a personal and societal level, I am excited to share the wisdom of these superlative Black women authors. I believe their words will serve as a jumping-off point for all of us to learn and grow.

All levels of writers are invited, from beginners to published authors. We can help each other.

Here’s the link to the class:


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