Narrating a Life Between Cultures
Instructor: Chris L. Terry
This workshop will explore writing significant moments of otherness––featuring, but not limited to, multicultural, mixed race, immigrant, and LGBTQ perspectives. Literature on the topic of identity, such as Caucasia by Danzy Senna, and Nevada by Imogen Binnie, will be used for discussion. Working from multiple prompts, writers will complete the workshop with material that that can be linked for an essay, expanded into multiple pieces, or fictionalized for a short story or a novel. Participants will leave with a deeper understanding of how to narrate life between cultures. Sign up now!
Sunday, August 23, 2015
Location: Beverly Hills
11am – 2pm
Chris L. Terry’s debut novel Zero Fade (Curbside Splendor) was on the Best of 2013 lists by Kirkus Reviews, Slate Magazine, and the American Library Association. He has taught creative writing everywhere from grade schools to prisons to senior centers, and is currently working on a novel about a mixed-race punk bassist with a black imaginary friend.