Writing and Activism

Schools of Public Engagement: Creative Writing

Liberal Arts
Undergraduate Course
Degree Students
Writing and Activism
Fall 2024
Taught By: Lisa Freedman
Section: A

CRN: 17102

Credits: 3

How do we as writers hold the world with all its slaughter, "unprecedentedness," paradox, and mercy? How do we respond to what we’re living through and witnessing in a useful way? Rebecca Solnit says, “[s]tories are compasses and architecture; we navigate by them, we build our sanctuaries and our prisons out of them.” In this class, we read models, such as Kiese Laymon and Arundhati Roy, and we help each other identify and develop our own liberatory stories. To support our efforts, we meditate and share our experiences with other kinds of self-care; we use free-write exercises; we give one another concrete, supportive feedback; and we experiment with different genres—from poems and personal essays to pamphlets and manifestos.

College: Schools of Public Engagement (NS)

Department: Creative Writing (CRW)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 18

Add/Drop Deadline: September 9, 2024 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 17, 2024 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Open*

* Status information is updated every few minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 10:08am EDT 5/26/2024

Meeting Info:
Days: Thursday
Times: 4:00pm - 5:50pm
Building: TBD
Room: TBD
Date Range: 8/29/2024 - 12/5/2024