Writing Your Resistance is a series of one-night classes that will focus on social/political resistance through writing.
On Revolution, Resistance, and Preventing the End of the World
“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 and discussions of multi-genre writers such as Eduardo Galeano, Idra Novey, China Miéville, Audre Lorde, and Emily Raboteau, this class will explore the indispensable relationship between revolution, resistance, and writing.
This class will include a short lecture on writers from various social movements in history, craft discussions on multi-genre works (poetry, CNF, fiction, and hybrid forms), and an exercise.