I’m so excited I have two awesome queer writing classes coming up. (Not just for queers, but for anyone who wants to add queerness to their writing.)
The first is a class on “Queering the Flash.” This class through The Crow Collective will focus on flash fiction. We’ll do some generative writing, read a few queer stories, talking about the nuances of them, and apply some concepts to our own writing. As with any workshop at the Crow Collective, this will be a super supportive environment. Sharing will be completely voluntary and we won’t be critiquing anyone’s work – after all, any generative writing is meant to be an exercise in honing our skills. Like musicians doing scales. You can sign up for that class here. (Note, the afternoon class still has several spaces.) The Crow Collective tries to make their workshops affordable to everyone. If you want to attend this and you really can’t afford it, please contact the owner, Sage, here.
The next workshop is through the Herstry Blog – this will also be generative and meant to guide people into creating queer characters with sensitivity and authenticity.
Queer is a huge spectrum and with changing language around gender identity and orientation, there are so many avenues to explore when it comes to writing queer characters. In this workshop, queer trans author Finnian Burnett will explore the divide between own voices and inclusive writing. Part generative writing and part instruction, this workshop will give writers the tools and techniques they need to write characters outside of their own lived experiences. This workshop is appropriate for any writer of any experience level. Sharing will be encouraged, but not required. You can read more about it and sign up here.
I hope to see some of your faces there!