Mapping Identity through Personal Narrative with Zaina Arafat


Online Open-Genre Seminar
part of our Spectacular Summer Seminar Festival**

Time & Date:
Tuesday, July 28th, 7:00 — 9:00 pm CT

Member Price: $26.25*

A limited number of spots in each workshop are reserved for a special scholarship rate. Apply for a scholarship here, and for more information on payment plans, please email emily@austinbatcave.org.

In today’s globalized world, we each occupy multiple allegiances and identities that often overlap and intersect. Depicting these nuances of identity on the page can be at once challenging and enlightening. In this course, we will read two essays that successfully explore identity, do our own in-class writing around identity, and talk about publishing personal essays on this theme.

*applies to Literary Superstar Membership Level only

**ABC will be donating a portion of the proceeds from our SSSF to the Austin Justice Coalition

This class is open to writers at all levels.

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About the Instructor:

Zaina Arafat is a Palestinian-American writer and the author of the novel, You Exist Too Much, an Indie Next Pick for June. Her stories and essays have appeared in publications including Granta, The New York Times, The Believer, Virginia Quarterly Review, VICE, BuzzFeed, The Atlantic and NPR. She holds an MFA from Iowa and was awarded the 2018 Arab Women/Migrants from the Middle East fellowship from Jack Jones Literary Arts. She currently lives in Brooklyn.

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