In this generative workshop, participants will be guided through writing prompts that will leverage characterization and setting as tools to confront social injustice in fiction. We will study works from authors such as Deesha Philyaw and Nana Adjei-Brenyah. By the end of the workshop, students will have the seed for a new short story or novel chapter and knowledge of how literature can ignite social revolutions.
We are able to offer a limited amount of both 50% scholarships for our multi-week classes and 100% scholarships for our single-session classes on a first-come, first-serve basis. Students may receive one scholarship per term. Click here to apply for a scholarship spot.
About Cleyvis Natera
Cleyvis Natera was born in the Dominican Republic and raised in New York City. Her debut novel, Neruda on the Park, was a May 2022 New York Times Editor’s Choice. Her fiction, essays and criticism have appeared in The New York Times Book Review, URSA Fiction, Alien Nation: 36 True Tales of Immigration, The Brooklyn Rail, TIME, The Rumpus, Gagosian Quarterly, The Washington Post, The Kenyon Review, Aster(ix) and Kweli Journal, among other publications. Natera earned an undergraduate degree from Skidmore College and a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from New York University. She lives with her husband and two young children in Montclair, NJ.
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