Class – Staying in Your Lane: Writing Marginalized Groups You are Not a Part of

Next class date is Saturday, December 10, 2022, 9:30-11:30 AM Pacific time.

Many of us find ourselves in the position of trying to provide more diversity while trying NOT to step on the toes of marginalized groups. How do we navigate writing POCs and LGBTQ+ without inadvertently speaking for them? How does one find and work with a sensitivity reader? How do we write works that are inclusive as well as respectful? We are going to discuss the points to be aware of and how to navigate this road of allyship with respect and compassion. You will come away with a better understanding of the territory as well as tools to help you figure out where (and where not) your fiction is going astray.

Join Sarah Buhrman in which she teaches you how to navigate this terrain.

Classes are taught online and require reliable Internet connection, although in the past participants have logged on from coffee shops, cafes, and even an airplane; a webcam is suggested but not required. They are recorded for the benefit of class members only.

Cost is $99 ($79 for former students, which includes classes/workshops with me in other venues, such as conference or convention workshops and mentoring sessions). Patreon supporters receive a discount or free classes, depending on their support level.

To register for this class, send an email with the following details:

  • Which class or classes and the dates you would like to register
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  • Whether or not you are a former student or Patreon supporter
  • How you heard about Cat’s classes

You will be invoiced when the class slot is reserved.

Free scholarships: If you cannot afford a class but really want to take one, apply for a Plunkett Scholarship. Each class has three slots reserved for such students, and the sole criteria is only that you can’t currently afford the class. To apply for a Plunkett, which covers the entire cost,mail me and tell me why you want to take the class in 100 words or less. QUILTBAG and PoC candidates are especially encouraged to apply. The Plunkett Scholarships are named for Edward Plunkett, who wrote as Lord Dunsany. Scholarships are given out on a rolling basis; I suggest getting them in sooner rather than later. You may apply for multiple classes.

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