“The Anti-Racist Writing Workshop” by Felicia Rose Chavez

In case you missed the event, Felicia Rose Chavez, the Bronfman Creativity & Innovation Scholar in Residence, spoke about her new book, “The Anti-Racist Writing Workshop: How to Decolonize the Creative Classroom,” a “guide on how to recruit, nourish, and fortify writers of color through innovative reading, writing, workshop, critique, and assessment strategies.” In the book, Chavez addresses how to: 
  • “Deconstruct our biases to achieve a cultural shift in perspective. Design a democratic teaching model to create safe spaces for creative concentration. 
  • Recruit, nourish, and fortify students of color to best empower them to exercise voice. 
  • Embolden our students to self-advocate as responsible citizens in a globalized community.” 
A recording of the conversation about the book with Kiese Laymon, a Black southern writer who is currently the Ottilie Schillig Professor of English and Creative Writing at the University of Mississippi, is available now. 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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