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Felicia Rose Chavez, The Anti-Racist Writing Workshop: How to Decolonize the Creative Classroom
February 12 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Please join us with the Nonfiction Writing Program for a reading and conversation with Felicia Rose Chavez to celebrate the release of The Anti-Racist Writing Workshop: How to Decolonize the Creative Classroom. NWP MFA first-year Georgie Fehringer will provide the introduction, and Inara Verzemnieks will be the moderate the discussion.
In a book that’s part memoir and part teaching guide, Felicia Rose Chavez exposes the invisible politics of power and privilege that have silenced writers of color for far too long. An MFA graduate of the University of Iowa’s Nonfiction Writing Program, Chavez addresses the climate of the creative writing classroom and the need for pedagogical and philosophical transformations to create authentically inclusive communities. Publishers Weekly notes that “the mindfulness and generosity that guide her teaching principles will resonate with other scholars and students who have been working to diversify creative writing and English literature programs.” Chavez is an award-winning writer and teacher whose work has appeared in Kenyon Review, Black Warrior Review, and Brevity, among other publications. She is the co-editor of The BreakBeat Poets Volume 4: LatiNEXT and the founder of GirlSpeak, a feminist webzine for high school students. For more information about The Anti-Racist Writing Workshop, and to access a multi-genre compilation of contemporary writers of color and progressive online publishing platforms, please visit www.antiracistworkshop.com.
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