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Distances Within & Between Us: Virtual Writing Course

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A virtual writing course exploring the distances within ourselves and between those of us in racialized communities.

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"Revolutionary change is never merely the oppressive situations which we seek to escape, but that piece the oppressor which is planted deep within each of us." – Audre Lorde

This course aims to be a brave and reflective space that digs into the distances and differences within and between those of us from racialized communities – differences that white supremacy has created.

Over the course of four sessions, we’ll examine the complexities of our identities through writing prompts, storytelling exercises, and critical but caring conversations. We’ve designed this workshop to be intimate and generative, with writing prompts that will spark your creativity and give you the time and space to share your story in a safe and positive environment. In our final session, we’ll celebrate the work we’ve done together with a reading of our favorite stories.

No writing experience necessary. Only an open heart and an open mind with a readiness to give and receive vulnerability.

We’ve carefully and intentionally designed this workshop to be intimate, jam-packed with writing and sharing. We’ll give you writing prompts to spark your creativity and give time and space to share your story in a safe and positive environment. All you need is a steady Internet connection to join us online, some paper, and a pen.

Syllabus at a Glance

There are four total sessions included in this course with meetings once a week for two hours.

  • Session 1 (Monday, 3/3, 7–9 PM ET): Living in the Hyphen
  • Session 2 (Monday, 3/10, 7–9 PM ET): Distances Within Us
  • Session 3 (Monday, 3/17, 7–9 PM ET): Distances Between Us
  • Session 4 (Monday, 3/24, 7–9 PM ET): Storytelling Night

We are only accepting 6 participants because we believe greatly in the power of connection and intimacy during these writing workshops. We want to make sure to leave lots of time for writing, connection, and listening! Please register as early as you can so you won’t miss out.

Our virtual writing workshop will be taking place on Google Hangouts and you will receive a link to join us shortly after your registration.

Between Sessions

Students will be assigned light homework, which will typically include building out any of the stories we begin writing in class but don't have the time to fully flesh out.

To learn more about Living Hyphen's programming, please visit www.livinghyphen.ca.

At Living Hyphen, we believe strongly in making our programs financially accessible, which is why we are offering a couple of subsidized spaces. If you would like to make a donation to offer a fully subsidized experience for a participant, please get in touch with us at hello@livinghyphen.ca.


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ABOUT LIVING HYPHEN

Living Hyphen is a magazine and community that explores what it means to live in between cultures. Our inaugural issue includes contributions from artists and writers all across Canada hailing from 30+ ethnicities, religions, and Indigenous nations.

Living Hyphen’s aim is to reshape the mainstream and to turn up the volume on voices that often go unheard. For more information, visit livinghyphen.ca or follow across all socials at @livinghyphen.


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ABOUT THE FACILITATOR

Justine Abigail Yu is the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Living Hyphen, an intimate journal that explores what it means to live in between cultures as a hyphenated Canadian.

She is an award-winning writing workshop facilitator whose work with Living Hyphen has been featured on international, national, and local media outlets including Yahoo! News, NextShark, CTV National News, and CBC.

Justine Abigail is a fierce advocate for diversity and representation in Canada’s arts and literature scene. Her mission is to stir the conscience and spur social change.

Follow her work at justineabigail.com or across socials at @justineabigail.


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