Let's form a writing resistance! Brooklyn Arts Council has generously funded Apogee Journal to facilitate an eight week course that is half writing workshop/ half real talk. Apply here. The official press release is below:
Apogee Journal, in collaboration with NY Writers Coalition, is thrilled to announce Writing in the Margins, an eight-week writing and activism workshop series.
This course will explore the politics of identity and social justice in, and through, creative writing. The workshop will be led by the editors of Apogee Journal, a literary-activist publication, and NY Writers Coalition, a nonprofit community writing organization based in Fort Greene, Brooklyn.
Writing in the Margins will meet Thursdays at 6:30-9:45 p.m. from April 2- May 21, 2015. Each session will encompass both critical discussion and writing. The critical discussion will address a variety of topics including race, gender, intersectionality, privilege, and allyship. The creative writing component will be a NYWC-style workshop in which writers respond to writing prompts during a sustained, reflective writing time, followed by non-obligatory sharing and responses to the work read. Guest poets, writers, and activists will join us throughout the eight weeks and will conclude with a live reading of participants' work.
Application deadline is March 13. Brooklyn writers of all genres, experience levels, ages, and backgrounds are encouraged to apply. A suggested sliding scale donation of $80- $160 is requested for the eight week course. No one will be turned away for lack of funds, and applicants will not be be given preference by their ability to pay. Apply here.
Apogee Writing and Activism Workshop Series is sponsored, in part, by the Greater New York Arts Development Fund of the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, administered by Brooklyn Arts Council (BAC).