Cultural Appropriation: What It Is & How To Avoid It | Webinar

Cultural Appropriation - What It Is and How To Avoid It

When: April 10, 2021, 10AM – 2PM Pacific Time (Click to see when this happens in your time zone)
Where: Online via Zoom video conference
Price: $20 – $30 or Whatever You Can Afford (Details Below)
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Most writers want to avoid Cultural Appropriation but worry that they don’t fully understand what it is or how to ensure their work does not include it. They wonder what the difference is between appropriation and exchange or between appropriation and influence. And they hope avoiding cultural appropriation doesn’t mean only writing stories about people from their same race, culture, or ethnic group.

In this 4 hour webinar, authors Nisi Shawl and K. Tempest Bradford will offer concrete answers to those questions and a set of resources to help authors navigate these tricky waters. The webinar includes two short lectures and a lengthy Q&A. 

Who Should Take This Class?

The webinar is appropriate for all writers (fiction, plays, comics, 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.

Artists, musicians, choreographers, and other creatives may also find this webinar of use, though the lectures are writing-focused.  

This online seminar is not only for white writers, or cis writers, or men, it is for any writer who wants to take steps toward writing more inclusive, representational fiction.


The webinar will take place in an online video seminar room. There will be two lectures that will last 30 – 45 minutes with a break in-between each. The rest of the time will be devoted to student questions, which can be broad or specific as needed.

Registration and Payment Options

We’re offering multiple registration options for this webinar which we hope will make it more accessible to writers financially affected by COVID-19.

Live Webinar Registration is $30 for attendees. If you cannot afford this, please use the Live Webinar Reg – Pay What You Can Afford option, where you can pay any amount $1 or more. 

If you cannot attend the class during the live webinar, please choose Video Only Registration to get a recording of the class after the live webinar ends. You won’t be able to participate in the Q&A session, you will get all the resources, the lectures, and answers to questions asked during the live class. The fee for this registration is $20. There’s a Video Only Reg – Pay What You Can Afford option for this as well. 

We will send the webinar video by April 13th. 


Zoom meetings software is compatible with standard screen readers and has several other accessibility features that make it possible for writers who are Blind or vision impaired to participate in the webinar. 

Questions can be submitted via the meeting software chat function or via voice. 

Live closed captioning will be available. The AI-driven service we use is accurate but not guaranteed 100% accuracy. We will close caption the video for later distribution.

Technical Requirements

Zoom video conferencing works on computers, tablets, and most smartphones. We suggest you access the live webinar via a computer for the best experience. Before enrolling in class, make sure your computer or mobile device is compatible with Zoom. Before class, load the app on your system and join this test meeting.

A webcam/video camera is not necessary for class because students won’t be on video. Questions can be submitted via text. A microphone is not necessary.

Refund Policy

If you find that you need to drop the class, you may do so by contacting our GMail or emailing via the website.

If you drop by April 3, 2021, you will receive a full refund minus a service fee.

If you drop on April 4 or after you will not have your registration fee refunded. However, you will get the video of the webinar along with the resources.

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