Compressed Words, Expansive Impact: Flash Essays for Social Change
1817 Central Avenue
Charlotte, NC 28205
Note: Class Dates Changed. Flash essays are a focused, urgent, often breathtaking way of capturing aspects of our lived experience. As a result of these features, the flash essay can also contribute to social change. However, we may not always realize the potential these stories have to intersect with the stories unfolding in society. This course will consider the unique ways the flash essay form speaks into the conversations happening in the broader world. We will examine how writing flash essays can help promote positive social change in and beyond our spheres of influence. This class meets on two Tuesdays, February 9 and 16, 2022, 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
About the Instructor: Patrice Gopo is a 2017-2018 North Carolina Arts Council Literature Fellow. Her essays have appeared in a variety of literary journals and other publications, including Gulf Coast, Full Grown People, Creative Nonfiction, and online in The New York Times and The Washington Post. She is the author of All the Colors We Will See: Reflections on Barriers, Brokenness, and Finding Our Way, an essay collection about race, immigration, and belonging. She lives with her family in Charlotte.
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