Clarion West In-Person Weekend Workshop: Writing the Other

When: November 23 – 24, 2019, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: Seattle, WA University District
Price: $275
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Authors Nisi Shawl and K. Tempest Bradford are giving an in-person, 2-day Writing the Other workshop for Clarion West! Join us in Seattle for a weekend of lectures, discussions, and hands-on writing exercises.

Workshop Description

Representation is fundamental to writing great fiction. Creating characters that reflect of the diversity of the world we all live in is important for all writers and creators of fictional narratives. But writers often find it difficult to represent people whose identities are very different from their own. This can lead to fear of getting it wrong — horribly, offensively wrong — and, in the face of that, some think it’s better to not even try.

In truth, it is possible to write characters who represent the “Other” sensitively and convincingly. In this 2-day seminar authors Nisi Shawl and K. Tempest Bradford will cover:

  • Avoiding stereotypes and tropes in characterization
  • How to describe people from different backgrounds
  • Building inclusive worlds
  • Research

The workshop is appropriate for all writers (fiction, plays, graphic novels, screenplays, and games included) from all backgrounds and any skill level. You need an interest in writing, but you do not need to have published anything yet.

To register, please visit the Clarion West Workshops page.

Can’t make the class but want to hear Nisi and Tempest talk inclusive fiction? Join us here: Nisi Shawl and K. Tempest Bradford in Conversation at Seattle’s University Book Store