Our world is in turmoil, and each of us has a piece of the solution. But many of us are reluctant to put our stories and ideas out where they can contribute to social change. This workshop offers tools to move beyond the silence and contribute to change through blogs, letters, articles, stories, books, and more. We will write together, share stories, and think about audiences, a sustainable writing process, and how to create a supportive writing community.
Louise has taught writing to scholars, activists, and grassroots writers since the 1960s—from the Bay Area and the East Coast to Ethiopia and South Africa. She is the author of Undoing the Silence: Six Tools for Social Change Writing and lives in Oakland in the Temescal neighborhood.
This free workshop is part of an all-day Book Circus at the Temescal Branch of the Oakland Public Library presented by New Village Press, a book publisher located in Oakland's Temescal neighborhood with national and international outreach. New Village titles (including Louise's book, Undoing the Silence) all seek to help build vibrant communities, and many of these titles will be on display and available for purchase throughout the day. (See the New Village Press Book Circus event page for more information.)
The event and workshop are free and open to the public. Registration for the writing workshop is not required, but recommended; send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Bring a notebook or laptop and your passion for a more wholesome world.
Undoing the Silence|
Six Tools for Social Change Writing
Undoing the Silence offers guidance to help both citizens and professionals influence democratic process through letters, articles, reports, and public testimony.
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