Writers of color have consistently thwarted the limitations of language & rhetoric to reveal some of the most important literary work. During the third iteration of STLD, we'll explore how our heritage and cultural identities are expressed through writing. We will immerse ourselves in the creative lineage of writers of color to catalyze new, bold avenues of personal archival and discovery. Sing That Like Dovesong is our offering to fortify & nourish the urgent voices of writers of color.
STLD is a two-week long writing intensive workshop from May 27th to June 9th, that includes full writing lessons, prompts, guided writing generation activities & two Guest Seminars, which are hour-long web classes with writers we love. We're overjoyed to welcome Ladan Osman and Cathy Linh Che for Guest Seminars this summer. Previous Guest Seminars for Sing That Like Dovesong have been given by Angel Nafis, Kaveh Akbar, and Fatimah Asghar.
This workshop is for writers of color who seek to defy the parameters of literature while expanding their personal practice as creatives. In this workshop, we will sift through memory to find the songs, the traditions, the celebrations, the struggles, and ultimately, the beauty that makes up our lives as people of color.
Applications are free and open until April 1st. Tuition is $175. Financial aid is available to those with need. There is no age limit or requirement, and no experience is necessary.
cover art by Landyn Pan
The title of this workshop comes from the poem, Ode to the Spontaneous Dance Party by Julian Randall, published in WT’s Spotlight feature, Hands Up Don't Shoot.