Sep 12th 2017

Join the Writer’s Studio for a one-of-a-kind class at the American Writers Museum! Spend six weeks exploring poetry and prose examples of RESISTANCE WRITING while producing your own work. Led by instructor Dina Elenbogen, this class is sure to be an inspiration, and the venue is like no other in Chicago or anywhere else.

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Course Details:
Tuesdays (6), September 12-October 17, 6:30-9 p.m.
American Writers Museum (180 North Michigan Avenue, 2nd Floor)

Course Description:
Throughout history, people have responded to war, oppression, and personal demons with literature. There are the shouts of Allen Ginsburg, Amiri Bakara, Muriel Rukeyser, the whispers of Paul Celan, and the musing of countless others. The very act of writing is a protest against silence, against oppression, against corruption, against the status quo. We will discuss poets and writers who have used their voices, music, metaphor, and imaginations to resist different forms of oppression. Using them as inspiration, we will write our own resistance literature.

Instructor Bio:
Ms. Elenbogen has published a memoir, Drawn from Water: an American Poet, an Ethiopian Family, an Israeli Story; a poetry collection, Apples of the Earth; as well as award-winning nonfiction pieces and poems. She is the recipient of the 2012 Graham School Excellence in Teaching Award for the Humanities, Arts, and Sciences.

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