Writing to Change the World, with Cleyvis Natera

Have you wondered if it’s possible to take a leap in your writing to impact change on a broader scale? How to pivot from writing “for the sake of art” to writing work that persuades, influences and inspires others to action? This generative workshop begins with a framework that will help you understand your role in the social change ecosystem as a storyteller. Then, we’ll move on to a series of generative writing prompts sure to set your artist soul on fire. We’ll explore Magical Realism, Surrealism, and a Dialogue fueled escalation flash piece as paths to break down barriers to our imagination. You’ll leave this course with a plan to take your work to the next level with the very real task of impacting change beyond the page.

Saturday, October 17, 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. ($75)

Cleyvis Natera is an immigrant from the Dominican Republic, raised in Harlem. She holds a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from New York University. She’s received awards & fellowships from PEN America, Bread Loaf Writers Conference, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts and The Kenyon Review’s Summer Workshop, among others. She’s published fiction in Kenyon Review, Asterix Journal and Kweli. Follow her on instagram @cleyvisnatera.