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Writing About Money and Class Identity with Emily Withnall

$65.00 · December 12

In this class, participants will read brief excerpts of work about class, money, and the intersections between class identity and other identities.

Start Date

December 12

Class Times

6:30pm – 8:30pm CT

Day(s) of the Week

Monday

Location

Zoom (online)

Sessions

1

Instructor

Price

$65

Description

Writing about money and class identity can be deeply uncomfortable. For people of all class backgrounds and people who have navigated more than one class background in their lifetimes, shame, guilt, or feelings of self-worth, among other complex emotions, can often interfere with our ability to write about these moments or to make sense of them within broader social, cultural, and political contexts.

In this class, participants will read brief excerpts of work about class, money, and the intersections between class identity and other identities. Participants will also engage in a series of writing prompts about money and class identity aimed at helping everyone get more comfortable with writing about these topics. The prompts will kick start a draft of a personal essay that addresses aspects of class and identity participants’ own lives.


StoryStudio Chicago is pleased to offer 5 scholarship spots for anyone who would like financial assistance to take this class. Please email us at  to learn more and claim a spot. (Can only be redeemed if class hits minimum enrollment requirements.)


About Emily Withnall

Emily Withnall is a freelance writer, editor, and instructor. Her work focuses on the environment, social and economic justice, and art, among other topics. Emily's work has been published in Al Jazeera, The Huffington Post, Ms. Magazine, The Progressive Magazine, Insider, El Palacio Magazine, The Kenyon Review, Tin House, The Rumpus, and other publications. Emily lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico, with her two teens. Her work can be read at emilywithnall.com.