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Writing the Intersections of Our Identities: For BIPOC writers

September 15 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Online, N/A, Portland, OR 97207

Through autobiographical writing about our identities—including race, gender, sexuality, dis/ability, and class—we’ll explore where we hold power and privilege and where we have experienced marginalization and oppression. In addition to experimenting with craft techniques such as audience, point of view, research, dialogue, and figurative language, we’ll also discuss how to use our writing in service of reflection, healing, truth-telling, and culture change. By the end of the course, I hope you’ll emerge with several drafts, and that we’ll each emerge with a deeper understanding of what it means to have lived in our individual bodies.

Please note there is also a section of this class that is open to all. This section is for BIPOC participants only.

Access Program
We want our Delves and writing classes to be accessible to everyone, regardless of income and background. We understand that our tuition structure can present obstacles for some people. Our Access Program offers writing class registrations at a reduced rate. The access program for writing classes covers 60% of the class tuition. Contact Susan Moore at susan@literary-arts.org if you would like to take a writing class at the Access Rate.

September 15 – October 13, 2021
Wednesdays, 5:00–7:00 p.m. (five sessions)
online via Zoom
for BIPOC writers only

Jennifer Perrine is the author of four books of poetry, most recently Again (Airlie Press, 2020). Their other books include No Confession, No Mass, winner of the Publishing Triangle Audre Lorde Award and the Prairie Schooner Book Prize; In the Human Zoo, which was selected for the Agha Shahid Ali Poetry Prize; and The Body Is No Machine. A recipient of fellowships from Literary Arts and the Vermont Studio Center, Perrine lives in Portland.


Portland, OR 97207