Join us Saturday, August 19th at 2:00pm for a reading from the book How Dare We! Write.
How Dare We! Write: a Multicultural Creative Writing Discourse offers a much needed corrective to the usual dry and uninspired creative writing pedagogy. The collection asks us to consider questions such as: "What does it mean to work through resistance from supposed mentors, to face rejection from publishers and classmates, and to stand against traditions that silence you?" and "How can writers and teachers even begin to make diversity matter in meaningful ways on the page, in the classroom, and on our bookshelves?" Readers will include: Luis Lopez, Lori Young-Williams, Saghira Shahid, and Marlina Gonzalez.
"How Dare We! Write is an inspiring collection of intellectually rigorous lyric essays and innovative writing exercises; it opens up a path for inquiry, reflection, understanding, and creativity that is ultimately healing. The testimonies provide a hard won context for their innovative paired writing experiments that are, by their very nature, generative." -- Cherise A. Pollard, PhD, Professor of English, West Chester University of Pennsylvania