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Writing Your Resistance: “On Revolution, Resistance, and Preventing the End of the World” Multi-Genre with Michael Zapata

$65.00 · October 27

Through selected readings, an exploration of craft, and discussions of writers, this class will explore the indispensable relationship between revolution, resistance, and writing.

Start Date

October 27

Class Times

6:30pm – 8:30pm CT

Day(s) of the Week

Thursday

Sessions

1

Location

Exile in Bookville

Instructor

Price

$65

In stock

Description

“The walls are the publishers of the poor.” Eduardo Galeano. From the Mexican Revolution, to student and indigenous led protests in Ecuador, to national teacher strikes, to the feminist Combahee River Collective, every movement for social change starts with both the inequitable conditions that created it and also a narrative of how the past and future collide with the present. Literature, with all its vast interiority and mind-bending possibility, is vital to resistance and revolution.

Through selected readings, an exploration of craft, and discussions of writers such as Eduardo Galeano, Roberto Bolaño, Idra Novey, China Miéville, Audre Lorde, and Emily Raboteau, this class will explore the indispensable relationship between revolution, resistance, and writing.


This class is part of a “Writing Your Resistance” series. See the other classes in the series below, or bundle all three for a discount.

Writing Your Resistance: Poetry with C. Russell Price

Writing Your Resistance: Nonfiction with Kim Brooks

About Michael Zapata

Michael Zapata is a founding editor of MAKE Literary Magazine and the author of the acclaimed novel The Lost Book of Adana Moreau, winner of the 2020 Chicago Review of Books Award for Fiction, finalist for the 2020 Heartland Booksellers Award in Fiction, and a Best Book of the Year for NPR, the A.V. Club, and BookPage, among others. He is the recipient of an Illinois Arts Council Award for Fiction and the City of Chicago DCASE Individual Artist Program Award. He is on the core faculty of StoryStudio Chicago and the MFA faculty of Northwestern University. As a public-school educator, he taught literature and writing in high schools servicing drop out students. He currently lives in Chicago with his family.