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You may trod me in the very dirt

But still, like dust, I'll rise.

–Maya Angelou

“The power of language, of the voice, is not to be underestimated,” says instructor Thea Matthews. “In order to generate the change we hope to see in our world, the time is now more than ever to remember and know our own individual power, as well as our collective power. How can you use creative writing to affirm your own power, and in turn the resiliency of our humanity?”

In this 5-week class, participants will generate new work, or continue preexisting literary projects, that reflect personal and collective power and resiliency. Thea says, “We will turn to authors, from poet Etel Adnan to poet and novelist Maya Angelou, who have shown us what it means to be in power and to be resilient. We will explore literary tools and strategies used in various genres of poetry, fiction, and lyric essay, as well as movement/verbal hybrids. From generative discussions, there will be prompts issued, and we will have an opportunity to workshop our writing in a safe and encouraging environment.”

This course is great for beginners as well as seasoned writers. “At the end of the five weeks,” says Thea, “there will be a virtual reading to celebrate our time together.”

 

About The Writing Salon's Remote Classes

Due to concerns about the spread of COVID-19, The Writing Salon is running all classes in a remote learning format. You will be able to participate in live class meetings via Zoom videoconference. To attend classes, you'll need a phone, tablet or computer and access to the internet. You can participate in the class from wherever you'd like, whether on your living room couch or in your office. Before your class meets, you'll receive an email from The Writing Salon with more information about Zoom and your remote class. If you have any questions about remote learning, please don't hesitate to reach out to us at hello@writingsalons.com.

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Instructor
    Born and raised in San Francisco, California, Thea Matthews is a Brooklyn-based Black Indigenous Mexican author, poet, and educator. She attained her BA in Sociology at UC Berkeley, where she studied and taught June Jordan’s program, Poetry for the People, led by Aya de Leon. Her debut poetry collection, Unearth [The Flowers], was published in June 2020 by Red Light Lit Press and is listed as part of the Best Indie Poetry of 2020 by Kirkus Reviews. She has work in The New Republic, Atlanta Review, The Rumpus, and others. Currently, Thea Matthews is a MFA Poetry candidate at New York University.
Schedule
  1. Live Zoom Meeting: Sunday, January 10, 10:30am-1:00pm
  2. Live Zoom Meeting: Sunday, January 17, 10:30am-1:00pm
  3. Live Zoom Meeting: Sunday, January 24, 10:30am-1:00pm
  4. Live Zoom Meeting: Sunday, January 31, 10:30am-1:00pm
  5. Live Zoom Meeting: Sunday, February 07, 10:30am-1:00pm

Details

Start:
Sun, January 10 @ 6:30 pm PST
End:
Sun, February 7 @ 9:00 pm PST
Cost:
$310
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Venue

Online (SF Zoom)
Online
Live Remote Meetings, ZOOM
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Registration Deadline

Registration closes 24 hours before the start time for a class.

Cancellation Policy

10 days or more before the start date for a class, the registrant will receive a credit minus a 10% fee OR a refund minus a 20% fee.

3-9 days before the start date for a class, the registrant will receive a credit minus a 20% fee OR a refund minus a 30% fee.

2 days or less before the start date for a class, the registrant will not receive a credit or a refund.

The Writing Salon cannot offer refunds, credits, or makeup sessions for classes a student might miss.

In the event of an emergency, we may consider a refund or credit, whether partial or full. We review these requests on a case-by-case basis, and we ask that you notify us as near as possible to the start date for the class.

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