IN PERSON: As the #MeToo movement and the debate over systemic racism continue to spread across the nation and around the world, many of us are challenged to reflect on our own history, perspectives and complex experiences. With prompts from the instructor's recently released novel, "American Blues," we will mine our own rich lives to write about race and gender. Short writings crafted outside of class will be the stuff of thoughtful conversation in the next session. We will discuss not only the content but also the mechanics of the writing. | Facilitated discussion, Active Skill Learning.
Max enrollment: 12.
Location: Judea Reform Congregation, 1933 W. Cornwallis Rd, Durham NC 27705
Polly Hilsabeck is a writer, Episcopal priest and former instructor of memoir writing and Jewish-Christian dialogue courses for OLLI. She holds a B.S. in biological sciences from the University of California, Irvine and an M.Div. from the Church Divinity School of the Pacific in Berkeley, California. She brings best writing practices around race and gender in the current publishing environment.