05/18/15–05/18/15 | Monday | 1:00-4:00 p.m.
Location: Open Book-Loft Classroom
Reg $52.50 | Mem $47.25 | Low inc. $36.75
Politics, history, and anger—all are important to writing, and yet all three pose challenges to the writer, threatening to overwhelm both the writer and the writing. This class looks at some examples of writers of poetry and fiction who have not backed away from politics, history, and anger, and considers some aesthetic approaches to these issues. This class also affirms the necessity felt by some writers that their work can and must confront these issues, especially in the face of a contemporary literary environment that sometimes discourages such concerns. We will look at a few short pieces by established writers and spend some time writing in class.
$2 copy fee payable to teaching artist.
About the Teaching Artist(s)
Viet Thanh Nguyen lives and works in Los Angeles, where he is an associate professor of English and American Studies & Ethnicity at the University of Southern California. His short stories have appeared in venues such as Best New American Voices, TriQuarterly, Narrative Magazine, Manoa, Gulf Coast, and the Chicago Tribune. He is also the author of Race and Resistance: Literature and Politics in Asian America (Oxford University Press) and the novel The Sympathizer, just released from Grove Press.