Winter Craft Intensive: Vanessa ChanWorkshops
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The Things We Carry: Generating writing about everything we inherit with Vanessa Chan
Sunday, February 26th
4 PM – 7 PM PST/ 7 PM – 10 PM EST
This generative session will be focused on fiction, nonfiction, or the blurred space in between, about all the things we carry and inherit – from genetic material to family stories to trauma to transformative friendships, and how to use our inheritance to bring life to our writing. This class will examine all that is passed on to us – whether via our families or our chosen communities – and how we interpret what we have inherited and write about it in a way that feels truthful. This class is not meant to be a traumatic excavation, rather an interpretive exercise to access the things that make us (those things could be sad, humorous, ridiculous, joyful). We will read work from contemporary writers of color. Participants should leave with one or several beginnings of pieces addressing these themes of lineage, inheritance, ancestry, and history.
BIO: Vanessa Chan is the Malaysian author of THE STORM WE MADE (Jan. 2024), a novel, and THE UGLIEST BABIES IN THE WORLD, a story collection — both forthcoming from Scribner/Marysue Rucci Books. Her novel will be published in eighteen languages worldwide. Vanessa’s other work has been published in Electric Lit, Kenyon Review, Ecotone, and more, and she has received scholarship support from the Sewanee, Bread Loaf, and Tin House writers’ conferences. You can find her at www.vanessajchan.com.