Classic Seminar

This renowned workshop is the basis for the classic text Writing the Other: A Practical Approach. In it, authors and editors Nisi Shawl and Cynthia Ward teach students to write sensitively and convincingly about characters of diverse backgrounds. Appropriate for all fiction writers from all backgrounds and any skill level, this four hour seminar combines lectures, discussions, and writing exercises in a safe, supportive atmosphere.

This seminar was traditionally taught in person, and it is also sometimes available as an online class. Most recent classes are listed below. You can also check the calendar to find upcoming classes. Want to be notified of new classes? Subscribe to this website or our announcement mailing list.