Carolina de Robertis—Writing From Your Activist Heart

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Given the times in which we live, for many writers, the urge to create is accompanied by the urge to express our responses to injustice, and to help make a difference in our world. How can we use the power tools of fiction and essay writing as conduits for our activist impulses, while still crafting artful sentences, nuanced narratives, compelling characters, and a darn good story? How can we harness our outrage and vision for a better world as raw material for writing? What can our writing offer to the quest to change the world? Guided by Carolina de Robertis, author of both fiction (The Gods of Tango) and editor of the upcoming anthology Radical Hope: Letters of Love and Dissent in Dangerous Times, students will begin with excerpts from the great James Baldwin's essays and sublime fiction as a springboard to discovering these truths. This is an ideal class for both aspiring and seasoned writers who wish to discover new layers of potential in their own work, and in their activist hearts.

Each Master Class Mixer is limited to just 15 students, lasts for three hours, and concludes with a reception with the author. If you are unable to attend your class, please email info@litquake.org at least seven days prior to receive a refund or credit, minus a $25 service charge.