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 On Demand 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.
This webinar includes:
- 1 hour lecture covering…
- What cultural appropriation is, and isn’t
- Why people appropriate culture
- Why you don’t want to appropriate culture
- How you can avoid doing so
- 1 hour FAQ video
All videos include closed captions and transcripts are included with the downloads. Resources are in PDF format.
Who Should Take This Webinar?
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 class 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 narratives.