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The 2019 Writers Conference will be held Thursday, November 14 through Sunday, November 17.
Our conference will focus on craft, skill-development, and community building. Get your manuscript polished and submission-ready with how-to sessions, editing and critique, and community building. Thursday - Saturday is for adult and teen writers. Sunday is just for the kids.

All sessions are First Come, First Served. Building a schedule does NOT guarantee a spot and is for informational purposes only.
Saturday, November 16 • 1:00pm - 1:50pm
The Other: How to Write Inclusivity Authentically (seats 24)

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Good writing draws us into the experiences of another. But what if the writing jolts the reader out of the narrative, making him or her feel othered instead? In this workshop we’ll examine blind spots that alienate readers—such as ethnic stereotypes and irrelevant references to ethnicity. We will explore techniques to create, instead, authentic inclusivity in fiction and nonfiction writing, thereby drawing and maintaining a wider audience.

All sessions are First Come, First Served. Building a schedule does NOT guarantee a spot and is for informational purposes only.

Speakers
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Mary Silwance

Author
Originally from Egypt, Mary Silwance lives in Kansas City. An environmental activist and speaker, former teacher, award-winning poet, mother and aspiring farmer, she is a member of the Kansas City Writers Group, is active in the KC open mic scene and serves on the editorial teams... Read More →


Saturday November 16, 2019 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Learning Lab

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