Writing About Race

September 26, 2020

Schedule: Saturday, 4:30-5:30pm

Instructor: Eric May

Registration Deadline: N/A

Description

In celebration of this year’s NEA Big Read of Claudia Rankine’s Citizen: An American Lyric, the Writing Retreat is pleased to add this special event:

Eric Charles May, author of Bedrock Faith, will be presenting a craft talk on Writing About Race.. May was named the 21st Century Author for the Chicago Public Library Foundation’s Charles Sandburg Awards in 2015.

Level Beginner and above

Class Size open to all retreat participants

Instructor Eric May

FREE

Instructor

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Eric May

Eric May is an associate professor in Fiction Writing at Columbia College Chicago. A Chicago native and former reporter for the Washington Post, his fiction has appeared in the magazines Fish Stories, F, and Criminal Class. In addition to his Post reporting, his nonfiction work has appeared in Sport Literate, the Chicago Tribune, and the personal essay anthology Briefly Knocked Unconscious by a Low-Flying Duck.…Read More

Eric May is an associate professor in Fiction Writing at Columbia College Chicago. A Chicago native and former reporter for the Washington Post, his fiction has appeared in the magazines Fish Stories, F, and Criminal Class. In addition to his Post reporting, his nonfiction work has appeared in Sport Literate, the Chicago Tribune, and the personal essay anthology Briefly Knocked Unconscious by a Low-Flying Duck. His first novel, Bedrock Faith, was named a Notable African-American Title by Publishers Weekly, shortlisted for the 2014 Great Lakes Great Reads Prize and declared a top read by: Roxane Gay; Booklist; O, The Oprah Magazine; Chicago Reader; and Chicago Tribune/Printers Row.

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Writing About Race – Writing Retreat

Workshop ID 20R270-W07 Catalog

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