Writing as Witness

“Part of my responsibility as a witness was to move as largely and as freely as possible to write the story and to get it out.”

-- James Baldwin
How can writers surpass the role of spectator and become witnesses to the current narrative? The Writing as Witness workshop challenges writers to use their writing as a tool for change. The workshop will use texts from writers like James Baldwin and Ta-Nehisi Coates to discuss the racial tensions that writers witness and experience in their own lives. Writers will then develop their own narratives that explore racially charged situations in which they were either a witness or a participant.

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